Police in Bridgeton have arrested a local man after he allegedly tried to lure a 15-year-old girl into his car.

Bridgeton Police say the incident happened near the 100 block of Hampton Street. Police say the vehicle involved was a black Mercedes SLK 2-door. According to police, " An alert parent was able to obtain a photo of the vehicle that Vera was operating which ultimately led to his arrest."

Police arrested Steven L. Vera, 34, of Bridgeton, charging him with Luring a Child Into a Motor Vehicle. He's being held in the county jail. An investigation is continuing.

Police are asking that if anyone knows of similar incidents, they contact the Bridgeton Police Department at (856)451-0033.

 

SOURCE: Bridgeton Police