LAURENCE HARBOR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say tried to lure two children in New Jersey.

The man allegedly tried to buy the kids snacks Thursday at a QuickChek on Cliffwood Avenue in Laurence Harbor. He then allegedly offered them hats and fidget spinners from his car.

One of the children felt uncomfortable and told a store employee, who intervened and told the man to leave.

(Credit: Old Bridge Township Police)

Police said he fled in a white Toyota, possibly a Carola.

He was described as a thin white man in his late 20s or 30s, with brown scruff on his face. He was last seen wearing a red Nike T-shirt, gold Yankees hat and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Machen at (732) 721-5600 x3210 or