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Newton police searching to identify man wanted in attempted luring of juvenile boy

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – The Newton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who attempted to lure a juvenile into his vehicle.

On Sunday, June 6, at around 4:50 p.m., a man driving what is believed to be a 2019 black BMW 330 M Sport drove by a 14-year-old boy and signaled multiple times for the juvenile to enter his vehicle, police said.

The boy yelled at the man, who then drove away when he was confronted. The boy then went to his residence and called police, authorities said.

(Photo Courtesy: Newton Police Department)

The man is described as Hispanic/Middle Eastern, 5 feet 1 inch to 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his 40s-50s, with a short beard and short salt and pepper haircut. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, police said.

A detective with the New Jersey State Police Forensic Imaging Unit created a composite sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Newton Police Department at 973-383-2525. Anonymous tips are welcome.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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