Man allegedly tried to lure children in his car in Latham

— Colonie police are investigating a suspicious incident where a man allegedly tried to lure two children into his car early Monday afternoon in Latham.

An 8-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl were in front of their home on Laura Drive at 1 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up and the male driver asked the children to get into the car, police said. The children immediately ran into their home and told their mother, who called the police.

The suspect is described as a while male in his 40s with a round face, black beard and mustache, wearing a top hop and black-framed glasses with orange lenses. The vehicle is described as a newer model of a white Toyota Camry, with an unknown New York License Plate that is white with blue letters. The gold Camry symbol and name are on the rear of the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the crime or the identity of the suspect should call the Colonie Police Department at 783-2744.

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