Man allegedly tried to lure children

22:51, Feb 26 2013

A South Auckland man tried to entice two ten-year-old girls into his car with lollies and a promise of going camping.

The 25-year-old student from Otara pulled over next to the girls in Trafalgar St in Otara early on Sunday morning, police say.

He tried to entice the pair into his car. When they refused, he offered them lollies if they would get in and said he would take them camping with him.

When the children's parents approached the man drove away, but they were able to give his registration to police, who contacted the man at his home.

He was interviewed, arrested and charged with offensive behaviour. He is due to appear in the Auckland District Court on Friday.