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Cherokee Sheriff's Office: Man Tried to Lure Child Into Truck

A child exiting a school bus in Woodstock on Wednesday said a man told him his father was in the hospital and for him to get inside the vehicle.

Investigators believe this Dodge truck on the left side of the photo is connected to an incident in which a man tried to lure a 12-year-old into his truck. Credit: Cherokee Sheriff's Office
Investigators believe this Dodge truck on the left side of the photo is connected to an incident in which a man tried to lure a 12-year-old into his truck. Credit: Cherokee Sheriff's Office

Deputies with the Cherokee Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help them identify a man who tried to lure a child into his pick-up truck.

On Wednesday, March 26, deputies were dispatched to an area on Flint Drive in unincorporated Woodstock in response to a suspicious person call. 

According to a press release from the agency, a 12-year-old boy said when we got off the school bus, a white man behind the wheel of a black Dodge truck approached him. 

Lt. Jay Baker with the sheriff's office said the man allegedly told the child that "his father was in the hospital and instructed the child to get in the vehicle so he could take him to his father."

The boy told the suspect he was going to talk with his mother first and, ran inside his home. The suspect then drove out of the subdivision, which is located off Trickum Road. 

The man driving the truck is believed to be middle aged, has gray hair and "scruffy" facial hair, Baker said. The truck had damage on its rear driver-side door. 

Investigators with the sheriff's office have canvassed the area and interviewed residents, but no one remembers seeing the truck on the day of the incident. 

The agency on Friday was able to obtain images from the bus driver's interior camera that show a Dodge truck parked near the bus stop on the day of the incident.

Anyone with any information about the suspect, vehicle or this incident in general is asked to call 911.

SUNKEN SUB April 04, 2014 at 07:23 PM
* UP SCOPE ============================================== This is getting SERIOUS. ============================================== Any thoughts about an organized ring of child snatchers working in the metro area ? ============================================== Down Scope

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