Second possible luring incident reported in Upper Nyack

UPPER NYACK – Police are asking Nyack residents and their children to remain vigilant after a possible luring incident in Upper Nyack, the second to occur within a single week.

Clarkstown Police were notified on Thursday after two 12-year-old girls were approached by a man in a red pickup truck at Birchwood Avenue and Route 9W as they were walking home from Nyack Middle School.

The suspect, who was described as a 50 to 60 year old older white man with facial stubble, a plaid shirt and glasses, attempted conversation with the girls, asking, “Hello ladies, isn’t it a beautiful day?” The girls did not respond and immediately ran home to report the incident.

Upon receiving the report, police canvassed the area but could not find the suspect.

Police have stated the man’s description does not match that of the suspect in a separate, more alarming incident in Nyack two days prior. On Wednesday, a white, bald, heavyset man with glasses drove up to a 12-year-old girl while she was walking to school on Midland Avenue and attempted to lure her into a white, four-door sedan.

The suspect on that incident went as far as attempting to physically block her way with the vehicle. The girl managed to escape and make it to her school on foot, where police were notified and opened an investigation.

Police are asking anybody with information on either incident to contact the Clarkstown Detective Bureau at 845-639-5840