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Warning: Man in Van Attempting to Lure Children

A warning has been issued after a local girl was pursued by a man in a white van.

Edgewood Police reported that at around 5 p.m. on Monday, a 10-year old girl walking on Roundhill Court was approached by the man who told her that she needed to get in his van because her mother had been hurt.

The girl, according to a news release, told the man that that was not possible, and he stated, "I mean, your father". When the girl said that she was going to call police, the man drove off.

Police say that the man's vehicle was described as a square-bodied white panel work van but no description of the driver was available. The girl told police that the suspect "sounded young".

The description of the van is similar to one used in an abduction attempt in Grant County last week.

Edgewood Police have called the incident "serious" but added that it is something that seldom occurs in the city. Call 911 in an emergency or dispatch at 859.356.3191 to report suspicious activity.

-Staff report