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Man approached girls in stores and tried to entice them with money, SC cops say

Police in Aiken, SC, are looking for this man, who they say approached young girls in two department stores and tried to entice them with money.
Police in Aiken, SC, are looking for this man, who they say approached young girls in two department stores and tried to entice them with money. Aiken Department of Public Safety

Police in Aiken are looking for a man they say approached young girls in two department stores and tried to entice them with money.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety said Friday that the incidents happened at two department stores on Whiskey Road.

Investigators received complaints about a man approaching young girls with money in his hand and allegedly enticing them with the money, according to a release.

Neither child accepted the money and reported the encounters to their parents, who contacted law enforcement, police said. The man was seen leaving in a four-door pickup.

Anyone with information about the man or his identity is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Calers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit that is helping local law enforcement fight crime.

Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.
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