Men try to lure boys into van

Last updated 16:16 27/06/2014

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Police are searching for two overall-wearing men who tried to lure boys into a van at a playground.

The two boys, aged 10 and 11, were separately approached at about 3.15pm yesterday by two men in a white van near the Martinborough Town Hall playground, police said.

The boys became frightened and ran off when the men asked them if they wanted a ride. They told their parents, who contacted police, detective sergeant Glen Jackson said.

The older model van had no hub caps and tinted rear windows, and the driver was described as a skinny European in his mid-20s to mid-30s with medium-length, red hair and some facial hair. His passenger was a Maori or Pacific Islander, aged 40 to 50 of fat or solid build. He had longer, dark hair and a scruffy appearance. Both men wore blue overalls with red tubing down the sides.

Anyone with information can call Glen Jackson on (06) 370 0306 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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- The Dominion Post

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