Manalapan police are looking for a man who approached an 11-year-old Manalapan boy on Tuesday morning and asked him if he needed a ride to school.
According to police, the boy was walking to his bus stop at around 8:30 a.m. when he was confronted by the unknown man on Taylor Mills Road near Old Monmouth Drive. The man reportedly asked the boy if he "wanted a ride to school" from his car and the boy, in turn, ran home, police said.
The unknown man is described as being in his late thirties or early forties, white, with a thin mustache and large framed glasses, according to police. The man was driving a white, four door vehicle of unknown make, model, and registration with a possible tinted case covering the license plate, police said. The car left the scene of the incident in an unknown direction.
When officers arrived on the scene they searched for the vehicle, but were unsuccessful. Anyone with information on this incident my contact the Manalapan Police Department at 732-446-4300; Ptl. Chris Oleksy is handing this case.
Police are asking all residents to report any suspicious persons, activities or vehicles that they observe immediately. Parents should also take this opportunity to discuss “stranger danger” with their children and to be aware of their surroundings at all times.