Similar child luring incidents occur in Lacey, Olympia

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OLYMPIA, Wash. —

Police are investigating similar reports of child luring incidents in Olympia and Lacey.

 Olympia police responded to a report that a child had been approached by a suspicious person on Olympia’s Westside last Friday afternoon.

  The Jefferson Middle School student was walking on Conger Avenue near the school when a stranger pulled up beside her and offered her a ride to school.  

 The girl refused and the man drove away.  The girl’s parents notified police that evening.

 Police said a similar incident recently occurred in Lacey.

 In both cases, the suspect is described as a white man in his 20s with dark brown or black hair.  He was reportedly driving a small, white pickup that was possibly a Ford Ranger. 

 Both Lacey and Olympia police departments are investigating the reports.

 Anyone with information about the incidentd is urged to call the Olympia police at 360-753-8300 or Thurston County CrimeStoppers at 360-493-2222.  Callers may remain anonymous.