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Police Warn Of Possible Child Abductions

Last updated on Friday, September 4, 2009

(BEDFORD, IN) - The Bedford Police Department is warning Lawrence County school officials and area parents of two possible attempts at child abduction outside school walls.

The first incident reportedly happened Tuesday afternoon at around 3:20PM when an older model convertible stopped by a Lincoln Elementary School boy. The driver and passenger asked the boy if he wanted candy or to pet their puppy. Both men were described as two young adult males with long hair.

The boy refused the two men and ran home to inform his parents, who later reported the incident.

The second incident occurred Wednesday night at around 6:00PM when an older red van with four young males inside offered another child candy on 18th and E Streets. Tthat child also refused the mens request and ran home.

Police are unsure whether these incidents are pranks or real attempts at abduction, however they are not taking any chances.

Police urge parents to talk to their kids and let them know what to do if they are approached by a stranger, they encourage parents to not hesitate and call 911 if needed.

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