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Alleged Ambridge Attempted Child Luring Under Investigation

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AMBRIDGE (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a man allegedly tried to lure two children in Beaver County Monday night.

According to police, the incident happened in the 100-block of Twelfth Street in Ambridge.

“The man was on foot. He was bold enough to be on foot. That’s all I know,” Monquez Tyson said.

However, the man didn’t stay in the neighborhood very long.

“He asked the kids if they wanted some candy. A typical question that a man would ask to take some kids,” Tyson said.

Tyson’s 7-year-old sister and her 11-year-old friend ran for the house instead.

“She was standing on the corner on the curb or whatever and what had happened was the dude walked over and said, ‘Hey, little girl, do you want some candy?'” Tyson said. “”Come here follow me,’ and before I knew it, they came running in the house and said that he ran off across the street.”

But, it took a little time for Monquez to fully understand what his sister just told him.

“It wasn’t registering right away because this is a quiet neighborhood. Nothing happens on this street. Nothing – and so when that happened, I’m like I [have to] go figure this out because my sister is in harm. My cousin’s in harm. Her friend is in harm. I [have to] see what’s going on,” Tyson said.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned African-American man with short black hair and a lip ring. He was wearing a white tank top and white mesh Nike shorts.

“I have to think like a big brother. I have to. My sister is in harm. Her friend’s at harm and in all reality, I’m responsible for whatever happens to her friend because she’s here playing in front of the house,” Tyson said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ambridge Police.

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