Police need help locating ‘suspicious’ man reportedly enticing children with money

May 27, 2019

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a suspicious man believed to be approaching female children and attempting to entice them with money.

There have been two reports given to officers recently about an individual approaching children while holding money in his hand at two separate department stores on Whiskey Road, according to a release.

Neither child accepted the money, each reporting the encounter to their parents who then contacted law enforcement, police reported.

Investigators said the suspect was seen leaving the store in a four-door full-size pickup truck.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the individual or the incidents is asked to contact CrimeStoppers of the Midlands.

You can provide information anonymously through Midlands CrimeStoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

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