Police: Man tries to lure 10-year-old girl

Police say a man tried to lure a little girl to his car in this Stuart neighborhood.

Martin County Sheriff Deputies say a man tried to lure an 10-year-old girl into his car Thursday afternoon.

It happened near Clayton Street in the Golden Gate area of the City of Stuart just east of Federal Highway.

Deputies say around 5 p.m. Thursday, the man signaled to an 10-year-old girl to come over to his car. Luckily, the child knew better, she ran home and told her mother.

A neighbor told deputies they witnessed the incident as well.

Deputies say the man is between 50-60 years old, wearing a light blue collared shirt and driving a newer model four-door Mazda with Florida tags.

Deputies have stepped up patrols in the area and are also conducting sex offender checks as a precaution.

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