Howell police investigate possible child luring attempt

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HOWELL TOWNSHIP -

A possible child luring attempt in Howell this week is now under investigation, police said Thursday.

The Howell Township Police Department said the incident happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday on Pitch Pine Lane.

According to investigators, a man driving a black newer model Hyundai Sonata approached two children, ages 8 and 11, who were playing in their front yard.

The man reportedly asked the children if they wanted Christmas gifts and then handed the 11-year-old several gift, including a coloring book and an Amazon gift card.

When the 11-year-old’s mother walked outside the house, the man took off, investigators said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Howell Township police at 732-938-4111.

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