Euclid Schools warn parents of abduction attempts

2:33 PM, Sep 27, 2013   |    comments
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EUCLID, Ohio -- A spokeswoman for the Euclid City Schools says parents have been alerted about a string of attempted abductions.

A spokeswoman says the incidents happened off school property and after school hours.

Parents received an automated phone call from the district regarding the incidents.

Police are investigating. The department says it is looking into three incidents of criminal child enticement between September 3 and September 26.

The police say the suspect targeted both boys and girls ranging from grade school to middle school age.

The incidents occurred in the city's northwest quadrant in the area of East 200th/East 222nd corridor.

The suspect was described as driving an older white van with silver or gray bumpers.

The children told police that they were approached as they walked or rode their bicycles on the sidewalk.  The van pulled up and the suspect asked them if they "wanted a ride" or simply told them to "get into the van."  In every instance the children refused and took off.  The suspect did not pursue them.

Anyone with information should contact police at 216.731.1234.



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