By Jaimie Julia Winters
winters@montclairlocal.news

Four girls playing on the front lawn of an Inwood Terrace home in early May reported being approached by a man in silver four-door sedan.

The girls ranging in age from 7 to 9, told police that while playing out front at about 6 p.m. on May 2, a car stopped and the driver called for them to come over to the car.

“The passenger window of the vehicle rolled down and the male driver gestured for the children to approach, while saying come on, come on,” Lt. David O’Dowd said the girls reported.

But one of the girls reported she heard the driver tell them to go and get their mother.

The four juveniles ran to the backyard of the home and the vehicle soon drove west on Inwood Avenue, police said.  

The driver is described as an older, while male with white hair and a white beard. The incident remains under investigation.

This is the fourth incident involving children and motorists reported to police this year.

Recently, an 18-year-old fought off a man who grabbed her on Park Street and attempted to abduct her on Easter Day, April 21, at around 3:30 p.m., police said.

The man was described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years of age, medium build, 5 foot, 5 inches to 5 foot 9 inches in height, brown hair, brown eyes and a brown mustache. The driver of the vehicle was described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years of age, heavyset, with a “full beard” and a round face. The vehicle was an older model gray or green crossover.

A 16-year-old running on Lincoln Street at around 7 p.m. Jan. 15 reported that a dark-colored sedan pulled up alongside her and stop. When she looked at the driver he was exposing himself, she told police.

On Jan. 2, an 11-year-old girl was approached by a man at the corner of Alexander Avenue and Squire Hill Road asking if she needed a ride. After issuing a sketch of the man to the public, police determined he was actually an Uber driver looking for his fare.