Three times this week, Wilson police have investigated cases involving men trying pick up women or young girls.
Three different potential victims, pursued by three different men, in three different neighborhoods.
But the three cases have something in common.
"None of them were reported right away to police," Police Chief Steven Parkansky said Thursday, soon after announcing the most recent incident.
This one involved an adult rather than a child, a 24-year-old woman who told police Thursday morning that a man in a red minivan had approached her on the 1600 block of Ferry Street around 9:30 Wednesday night.
He called several times for the woman to come to his van. When she ran away, he parked, got out and began whistling for her to come to the van. He then drove off, heading west toward 17th Street.
The man was white, 40 to 45 years old, with long blond hair. Police had no other description. Investigators don't think this is connected to other luring incidents in the borough this week.
But in each case, Parkansky said, police learned about it long after the fact. "They need to be reported to police immediately," he said.