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Police Looking For Man Who Tried to Lure Child With Candy in Concord, Mass.

Police are on the hunt for a man who tried to lure a young child into his car with candy in Concord Thursday afternoon

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    Police say a boy walking home from school was offered candy by a suspicious man Thursday afternoon. (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Police are on the hunt for a man who tried to lure a young child into his car with candy in Concord, Massachusetts, Thursday afternoon.

    An elementary school student was walking home just before 4 p.m. Thursday when police said a man attempted to lure him into his car with promises of candy. The boy ignored the man and continued walking.

    Police said it appeared the man had gotten out of the car and took pictures of the child.

    Concord residents, like Cecilia Carr, are concerned to hear that police are looking for a suspicious man that approached a young child.

    "The thoughts of somebody driving around offering candy to kids is always a concern and it's something we'll have to advise our kids of," Carr said.

    The man is described a male between 35-40 with a stocky build and a light beard on his chin. He is about 5’ 9” and was wearing jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

    Friday afternoon, police said the owner of a white late model Ford Fusion sedan that was seen in a residential area near Lexington Road is considered a person of interest.

    "Not something you want to hear in your community and hopefully they'll be able to track down who it was and hopefully it's something innocent is our hope," Carr said. "Police are doing everything they can and with vigilance we can help."

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Concord Police.

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