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Middlesex County Wants to Pay You to Bust a Creep

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Photo of the suspect Credits: Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office
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A second photo of the suspect Credits: Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office
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The suspect's car Credits: Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — People in Middlesex County should keep an eye out this weekend for a man who’s suspected of trying to coaxing kids into his car with clothes and toys.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office released photographs of the suspect, along with a press release, tonight, June 30, just as Fourth of July weekend was getting underway. The announcement included a reward to “anyone who anonymously provides information leading to the apprehension” of the man.

The suspect drove a white Toyota that authorities believe was a Corolla, according to the prosecutor’s office. He’s a skinny white man—either in his late 20s or 30s—with an unshaven face, a gold Yankees hat and a red Nike T-shirt, according to the press release.

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He allegedly tried to lure two children to enter his car on Thursday, June 29, at a Quick Chek on Cliffwood Avenue in Laurence Harbor, a part of Old Bridge, according to cops. They said the suspect offered the kids “hats and fidget spinners.”

The prosecutor’s office and Old Bridge police are offering “cash rewards” to “anyone who wants to provide information anonymously,” either by phone or online.

Check out the photos above. If you think you can contribute, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-939-9600 or visit www.middlesextips.com. You can also text 274637 with the keyword “midtip” and whatever intel you’ve got.

The county didn’t say how much money is on the line, but cash rewards may be collected by “using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the rewards,” after the county approves the payout.

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