Man arrested for child luring in Lancaster

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LANCASTER, Pa. –A Lancaster man is in prison after police say he tried to lure a young boy into his car with a handful of change. It happened on September 12, at 7:23 pm at Farnum Park, 260 W Strawberry St. A woman called police after she and a friend she was walking with were approached by a distraught boy, believed to be 8 or 9 years old.

The woman told police that the boy was obviously upset and scared and that he was crying. The boy told her that a man driving a gray Nissan sedan had pulled up beside him while he was walking near the north entrance to the parking lot adjacent to Conlin Field.┬áThe boy told the women that the male driver held out a handful of change, offering it to him and telling the boy to “get in, get in.” The boy got scared and ran away from the vehicle until he saw the women.

The woman who called police spotted the Nissan sedan nearby. She left the boy with her friend, approached the vehicle and obtained a description of the driver and the license plate number. The vehicle then drove away, heading west on Union St.

After further investigation, the suspect was identified as Ahmed M. Mousa, 33, of the 600 blk. New Dauphin St., Lancaster.

As a result of this investigation Det. Gary Lowe charged Amhed M. Mousa with one count of Luring a Child into a Motor Vehicle or Structure. A warrant was obtained and Mousa was arrested at his residence on the evening of September 16, 2015. He was transported to Lancaster County Prison to be arraigned.

Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

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