Updated Sept. 24, 2013 11 a.m. - PA State Police are now saying they are looking to talk to the driver of a white mini-van who was seen in the Northgate development in Upper Hanover Township Sunday morning.
According to authorities, the driver of that vehicle, described as a white male in his 50’s or 60’s, 5’10” in height, wearing a navy blue shirt, had what officials are calling “a very general conversation” with a child while in his vehicle off of Morgan Hill Drive around 9:25 a.m. that day.
Police are not saying if that child was a boy or a girl.
The vehicle was described as a white box-style mini-van with a possible ladder rack on the top. Authorities said Tuesday there was at least one other person in the vehicle. That individual was described only as a white male.
Police said the incident is considered, at this point, to be a suspicious vehicle. An investigation is ongoing.
“After an investigation, it is not being considered an attempted luring incident,” said Tpr. Morgan Crummy of PA State Police, Skippack barracks, noting there was no attempt to lure the child in any way.
Police said if there is any more information in the case, it will be released to the media through press releases. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact PSP, Skippack barracks, at (610)584-1250.
State police had increased patrols in the area, specifically in Northgate, Monday and Tuesday.
The incident comes on the heels of a reported child luring in East Rockhill Township, Bucks County last week.
In that incident, Pennridge Regional Police said around 8 p.m. Sept. 17, two 11-year-old boys were walking in the area of Pine Court and Campus Drive when they were approached by a white van.
Police said two men were inside that van, which was described as having tinted windows in the front, no side windows and windows on the rear of the van. According to witnesses, there may have been a dent on the passenger side behind the front door.
According to the boys, the van passenger asked the boys if they had seen their dog walk by, authorities said. The boys said they heard the voice of another person inside the van and the driver opened his door. Police said the boys ran home and the vehicle was last seen heading toward N. Fifth Street.
Authorities also reported attempted child abductions in Bristol Township and Morrisville, Bucks County, where two men, one described as a white male, the other a black male with distinctive scars on his face, attempted to lure 10-year-old and 12-year-old boys, saying they had bubble gum.
Those incidents occurred in late August and early September, officials said.
Anyone with information on those cases is asked to contact Pennridge Regional, Bristol Township or Morrisville Borough police departments.