North Thurston Public Schools has released a security alert that a 10-year-old boy walking Thursday morning in the area of 14th Avenue and Horne Street was approached by a man in a passing vehicle who told the boy to get in his car.
The man allegedly asked the boy if he wanted money, and offered toys. The child fled when the man opened the passenger door. The incident occurred about 7:45 a.m. near Olympic View Elementary, Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin said.
The driver was described as a clean-shaven white male in his 30s. He was wearing a dark blue brimmed hat, dark sunglasses and a light blue T-shirt with a bird logo on the left breast area. He was driving a small silver four-door sedan.
There were two witnesses who saw the car. There will be increased police presence in the Olympic View and Lydia Hawk areas Friday. Staff also will be on alert at all area schools to watch for suspicious activity.
Anyone who has more information about this incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.
Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445