NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police are seeking information after a man allegedly tried to lure a five-year-old child away from a park.

On Saturday, June 8 at approximately 5 pm, New Bedford Police responded to Hazelwood Park in the South End of the city on a complaint of a male who attempted to lure a five-year-old child away from the area.

Police met with the child’s mother, who stated her child was in the playground area when a male confronted the child and asked the child to accompany him to another location. The child ran away from the male and informed the mother.

The male immediately left the area and was not located. The description provided at this time was that he was a light-skinned male, possibly in his mid-20s, wearing light brown pants, a ball cap, and sunglasses, and pulling some sort of cooler.

The New Bedford Police Department is actively investigating this incident and are prioritizing this reported incident. Anyone with any information regarding this male and the incident, please contact the Juvenile Detective Division at (508) 991-6300, ext. 79540.

--New Bedford Police

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