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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Second attempted abduction reported within seven days in Shawnee

Posted: February 3, 2013 - 12:45pm

Shawnee Police say they are investigating a second attempted abduction in about a week's time. The first attempt reportedly occurred on Friday, January 25th and this most recent incident is said to have occurred on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Police say they were contacted by a juvenile male and his mother who reported that the juvenile was approached by an unknown man while walking home, in the 7400 block of Bond Street.

The juvenile tells police that he noticed at 2000's model faded red SUV, possibly a Cadillac Escalade or GMS Denali with tinted windows, parked on the street. As he approached the vehicle, a black male got out of the driver's side and attempted to grab the boy while telling him to "get in the car." The boy ran from the unknown man to his home where he called his mother and reported what happened.

The boy described the suspect as a black man, approximately 28-35 years old, 5ft 10in tall, weighing 150-175lbs. and wearing a red sleeveless shirt, blue jeans and Nike Air Jordan basketball shoes. The suspect is said to have shoulder length dread locks, possibly with beads woven into the hair. He was also wearing a black ball cap with a flat bill being worn backwards. The boy tells police that the man also had a scar on his left arm and a tattoo on his upper right arm, and may have some gold caps on his teeth.

Police say they checked the area after receiving the information and were not able to located any subjects or vehicles matching the description.

Anyone with information in the case is encouraged to contact Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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