• Special Weather STATEMENT in effect for:

  • Bronx, NY

Police: Man tries to lure 10-year-old in Morris Heights on his way to school

Posted: Updated:
MORRIS HEIGHTS -

Police are searching for a man they say attempted to lure a child into his vehicle in Morris Heights.

News 12 is told the child was walking to school Tuesday morning when he says a stranger approached him. 

According to authorities, the 10-year-old boy was walking near Tremont and Montgomery avenues when the man came up to him. 

The random stranger started a conversation with him and tried to lure him into his car around 8:30 a.m., as he was heading to school. Police say the 10-year-old refused and minutes later the suspect fled.

The man was captured on surveillance video entering a bodega. 

The man is believed to drive a white Scion vehicle. 

News 12 is told the boy was not hurt.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."