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Jul 30, 2014 4:00 PM by Dave Fields

Attempted Abduction Update: Youngsville Police now working two solid leads

Youngsville Police Department now reports to KATC it now has two solid leads in the two recently reported attempted abductions of two Youngsville children.

Capt. John Davison, spokesperson for the YPD, explains that one of the leads resulted from detectives interviewing every sex offender within a five mile radius of the incidents. Davison said that the second lead arose from additional surveillance from the same area where an alleged suspect's truck was seen.

Officers have not stated definitively that there is a connection between the two recent attempted abductions in Youngsville, but stated that the two incidents are actively being investigated in cooperation with a number of agencies.

The most recent attempted abduction allegedly occurred on the afternoon of July 27, when a suspect reportedly approached a 10-year-old girl in the 100 block of La Villa Circle. That suspect was seen driving away in a silver or light blue pick-up truck, possibly a Toyota Tacoma.

The first incident allegedly happened on Tuesday, July 22, when investigators say a man was reported to have driven up to a 6-year-old girl on Copper Meadow Blvd. and asked her to get into his vehicle.

In both incidents, neither child was hurt. Davison said he expects to release more information in the near future as the investigation progresses.

 

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