Suspect tried to lure girls from North Port pool with food, police say

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North Port police are searching for a man who attempted to lure two girls at a community pool, they said.

Over the weekend, police said they responded to the Cedar Grove Pool, located at 2505 Charter Oak Drive. Before they arrived, officials said an unknown male tried to convince to juvenile females to leave with him, in return for food and drinks. 

“The two young ladies knew better,” police wrote in a Facebook post, “and contacted us.”

Investigators said the suspect was seen leaving a dark-colored vehicle, and had a thick accent, either German or Russian.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Chris Maki at 941-429-7323 or email him at