Police looking for man who allegedly tried to lure Sandy children into SUV

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 23:33:40-04

SANDY, Utah — Police in Sandy are attempting to identify a man they say tried to lure children into his SUV.

The man was driving a silver Volkswagen Tiguan when he tried to get two children to come inside on June 6 and June 9. Both incidents occurred in the area of 11000 to 11400 east of 700 East.

"In both of these cases, the driver of that vehicle was trying to lure two elementary-aged children to his vehicle," said Sgt. Greg Moffitt with the Sandy Police Department.

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For a quiet community like Sandy, a man attempting to lure young children is a frightening thought.

"Kids are going to be out playing, they're walking to and from friends' houses to the park, to the gas station, grocery store. So yeah, it's concerning," shared Moffitt.

Police are asking parents to remind their children of the dangers that they may face when outside.

"Really, what we're hoping is, that our parents out there will have these conversations with their children," Moffitt said.

While the department shared two photos of the alleged suspect, they hope residents have more that they can share.

"If you could look at your cameras, potentially we could get another really good description," Moffitt requested. "We're really hoping that we can maybe get something like a license plate."

Anyone with information on the suspect or his SUV is asked to call the Sandy Police Department at 801-799-3000.