Long Island cops up security around elementary school after reports of man trying to lure kids

Posted at 9:25 PM, Apr 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-29 21:26:25-04

NASSAU COUNTY, Long Island (PIX11) – Nassau County officials have decided to amp up police presence in Merrick and Bellmore near elementary schools.

The move comes from a string of recent incidents involving stranger’s trying to lure and pick up children. County Executive Ed Mangano held a press conference today urging residents to report any suspicious incidents or activities.

“Clearly there is a predator among us and the Nassau County Police Department is stepping up its patrols,” Mangano said. “[The police] will use all of its intelligence-leg policing to hunt down this predator.”

Four incidents have been reported during the month of April.