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W. Jordan cops warn public after attempted child abduction

First Published Jan 14 2014 08:56 am • Last Updated Jan 14 2014 05:45 pm

West Jordan police are warning parents and their school-aged children to be on the alert after an alleged attempted abduction of a young girl on her way home after school.

Police Sgt. Dan Roberts said Tuesday that officers are on the lookout for two Latino males who reportedly drove up next to a girl, 10, her 5-year-old brother and an 8-year-old friend last Friday not long they had left the Jordan Hills Elementary School grounds.

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One of the men allegedly told the 10-year-old to get into the car, but instead the youths ran and the gold-colored vehicle, possibly a Toyota or Honda, drove off.

No new leads have developed in the time since the report, but Roberts said officers have been assigned and continue to investigate.

"We don’t dare take any of these kinds of things as anything but a legitimate report," he said.

Jordan Hills principal Howard Griffith also reportedly has sent out a letter to students’ families asking parents to be vigilant.

Roberts said anyone with information about this case should call WJPD at 801-840-4000.


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