On March 29, 2013, officers of the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the area of Berkshire Road for a report of a female who called a seven year old boy towards her vehicle to offer him candy. An alert nearby neighbor yelled to the boy not to accept the candy and to go into his house. The adult neighbor approached the woman who remained in her vehicle and told her that the child was not going to take the candy.
The female reportedly told the neighbor that she had left over candy from an event at her church and was giving it away. The neighbor then observed some candy on the front seat of the women's vehicle. The adult witness reported that the female stated that she didn't mean to alarm anyone.
The vehicle is described as a late 1990s Chevy Suburban with an unknown New Jersey license plate. The vehicle is further described as having chrome rims, silver trim around the doors, and there was a large gold colored Chevy emblem centered on the rear door just below the window. The vehicle was operated by a dark complexion black female, approximately 45-50 years of age, heavy set with short curly black hair.
The Gloucester Township Police Department is seeking additional informationon in reference to this incident. If anyone has any information as to the vehicle, person, or church that may be authorizing candy being given to young children from vehicles they are encouraged to contact the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, the Gloucester Township Anonymous Tip Line at 856-842-5560 or they may use the new Citizen Observer "Tip411" and text a tip to 847411, Keyword GLOTWP.