Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — North Tonawanda police are looking for a man they say tried to lure a 6-year-old girl from her home in the 200 block of Miller Street last Wednesday.
“We took a call for a guy looking in the window of a residence there,” Police Capt. Roger Zgolak said. “A 6-year-old female was in her bedroom and this adult male walked up to the window and engaged the child in conversation.”
He said the girl was undressing for a bath at the time, and that the man apparently talked about her cat in a brief exchange before an adult passing by the bedroom door took notice and the man retreated to his car and left.
“It appears it was an attempt to lure her out of the house,” he said.
The girl’s mother called police around 7:53 p.m., and described a man between 50 and 60 years old wearing a white, button-down dress shirt and driving a maroon mini van.
Though the woman gave police a license plate number, Zgolak said it did not match the vehicle description. No arrest has been made in connection to the incident, and police are hoping residents in the neighborhood who may have seen the man will step forward.
“We’re kind of at a standstill right now. We hope to gain some insight from the public who may have been in the area and remember seeing it,” he said.
The girl’s parents told police the man approached a first-floor window at the side of the home before addressing the child.
No physical contact was reported.
Zgloak said the investigation is ongoing and police plan to continue interviewing neighbors in the area today.Contact city editor Neale Gulley at 693-1000, ext. 4114