Deputies looking for driver of suspicious vehicle accused of trying to lure children

Deputies looking for driver of suspicious vehicle accused of trying to lure children
Reports in northeast Richland County and Lexington County involve the same vehicle, RCSD said. (Source: RCSD)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Deputies are looking for a driver accused of trying to lure children into his car in Richland and Lexington counties.

The Richland County case was reported around noon Thursday. Deputies were called to a home on Fox Cove Court after a family says their children were approached while riding their bikes.

Deputies say a 6-year-old and 13-year-old were playing outside when the man asked if they wanted “new lights” for their bikes. He told the kids to meet him further down the road and drove in that direction.

Thankfully, the children instead quickly went home.

Fox Cove Court is off Summit Ridge Drive near Lake Carolina in northeast Richland County.

A similar incident happened in a neighborhood in Lexington County involving the same vehicle, Richland County deputies said.

According to a social media post quoted in the RCSD report, a 7-year-old was playing outside around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday when a man pulled up and tried to lure the child into his vehicle.

The vehicle, pictured above, looks like a Chevy HHR.

Anyone who can identify the vehicle or driver should submit a tip online through crimesc.com.

Police in Lexington County say they have not taken an official report regarding this vehicle or a suspect trying to lure children.

If something similar has happened in your area, please call your local police immediately.

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