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Residents at Rancho Seneca Apartments on alert after a woman attempted to bribe children with money

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Residents living at the Rancho Seneca Apartments received an alarming letter detailing an incident involving a woman who allegedly attempted to bribe children with money if they followed her.

The letter was sent out by the Community Manager at the leasing office on March 19, 2019, and not only described the incident but also reassured residents they have a right to know about crime happening within their community.

“While enjoying the conveniences that are provided by living in a metropolitan area, we must realize that crime in our society is real and plagues cities large and small across the nation. Management has been informed that a woman was seen at Rancho Seneca on March 15, 2019, around 7:00 p.m. posing as a Community Manager and trying to bribe children with money if they followed her,” stated the letter.

Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez told Victor Valley News that “a resident called to report that a woman was walking around the complex and according to the kids that were outside, she was acting weird and talking to them. He said the white female was trying to lure the kids to go with her.”

According to Rodriguez, “the kids went inside to tell their dad, he then went outside and saw a lady walking on Seneca Rd with a purse. He went to get the kids so they could ID the woman but by the time they came back outside the woman was gone.”

Deputies searched for the female but she was not located.

“None of the children were harmed, and they did the right thing by staying away from her and telling their parents. There have been no further similar reports,” Rodriguez said.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Victorville Sheriff’s Station at (760)241-2911.

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