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* Newark Police Are Warning Residents Man In Green Van Tries To Lure An 11-Year-Old

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Newark police are warning residents of a man who tried to lure an 11-year-old boy into his van on Tuesday.The boy said the man drove up to him in the area of Parkshore and Edgewater drives at about 4:20 p.m. and asked him if he needed a ride, police said.When the boy declined, the man got out of the van, opened the passenger door and asked him to get in, police said. The boy ran away.Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the man or the vehicle. The van is green with tinted windows, and may have the letters “NVE” on the license plate.The man is Hispanic, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and is described as having a “big stomach,” police said. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, blue denim pants with holes in the knees and a blue wristband on his left wrist.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Newark Police Department at (510) 578-4237.

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