Midland Sheriff investigating after masked man approaches child offering candy

Girl tells police she was approached by a masked man who asked her for a ride and offered her candy. (Photo from MGN Online)

MIDLAND, Mich. - The Midland County Sheriff's Department is searching for a masked man who approached a child in the 200 Block of West Fike Road in Edenville Township.

The incident happened Saturday, Dec. 30 just before 6 p.m.

Investigators say a masked man approached a 9-year-old girl and asked her if she wanted a ride and offered her candy.

The girl also told investigators there was a second unknown person in the van wearing a ski mask.

The two men were inside of what is described as a black GMC or Ford panel van with an "I heart Candy" bumper sticker.

The child ran to her friend's house and told her friend's parents.

The vehicle has not been located.

If you know anything about this case please call the Midland County Sheriff's Office shift supervisor at 989-839-4622.

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