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Pittston Police probe attempted abductions


February 19. 2013 10:39PM
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PITTSTON - City police received two reports of attempted abductions Tuesday  afternoon.

Police said two male juveniles, in separate incidents, described a purple or maroon colored jeep, with a model year between 1999 and 2004 and two white males in their 20s inside who attempted to lure them inside the vehicle.

The driver was described as a white male with short brown hair and a 5-o'clock shadow. The passenger was described as having long, dark brown/black hair that curled around his ears and wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.

The first incident occurred in the area of Butler and Church streets, the second occurred a few blocks away on Butler Street near Messra's Market.

Police are conducting extra patrols in the area.

Police are advising all parents to speak with their children and be sure to inform them never to speak to or get into a vehicle with strangers.

Police urge residents to be vigilant and contact them to report any suspicious activities.

Anyone with information on these two incidents is urged to call Pittston Police at 654-2425.




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