Seymour police search for man accused of attempted abductions

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 22 at 2:21 PM

SEYMOUR, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Seymour police are searching for a man they say has tried to lure children into his truck three times as they waited for their school bus.

According to police, the first incident was reported in October and then twice in December he approached children again while they were at the school bus stop off O'Brien Street.

"It's extremely alarming, because if somebody is that brazen to do it two days you don't know what they are up to. You have to assume the worse," Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said.

The parent of one Seymour Middle School student who was approached by the suspect says the incident has sent fear into the community.

"It doesn't matter how big your kids are, if somebody has a weapon or snatches you there's nothing you can do, and for one you don't think anything like that around here is going to happen, but it's happening everywhere," the parent said.

The 11-year-old girl said the man offered to take her and her friends to school because it was cold outside. The 11-year-old said the same man has approached her twice.

Police say he has offered gifts to some of the kids he is trying to lure.

The suspect is described as thin build and bald. Police believe he is in his 30's. He has been seen in a black truck, but according to police a man matching his description approached another group of kids in a gold colored vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Seymour Police at (812) 522-1234.
 

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