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Ramsey police: Stranger tries to lure Ramapo College student into ‘shuttle’

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Yet another luring incident was reported in northwest Bergen over the weekend, when a Ramapo College student was approached by a stranger in a dark sedan who claimed he was the operator of a shuttle service.

The student told police she was approached around 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the NJ Transit station on Spring Street near Route 17 by the stranger, who asked if she wanted a ride back to the school.

She said she was waiting for the shuttle, Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney said this afternoon.

He then “stated [that] he was the shuttle,” the chief said.

She walked away from the man, who was described only as Asian and in his mid-30s, Gurney said.

He was driving a  dark-colored, four-door Chrysler or Pontiac with a rounded roof, the chief said.

“After conferring with the shuttle service, it was determined that they do not have a vehicle  meeting that description in their fleet,” he said.

The incident follows those in Ridgewood and Waldwick that were first reported on CLIFFVIEW PILOT :

Police: Strangers try to lure Waldwick jogger into car
Stranger grabs schoolgirl in Ridgewood, parents urged to teach kids street smarts

Ramapo College issued a notice that said: “All Ramapo College shuttles are properly marked. Do not enter into a vehicle claiming to be affiliated with Ramapo College that does not have Ramapo College markings.”

Ramsey police are “working with the New Transit Police to determine if there was any criminal intent,” Gurney said.

Meanwhile, he asked that anyone with information about the incident call his department: (201) 327-2400

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