Police in Aurora are investigating 2 reports of attempted child abductions

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Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 2:58 PM MST
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AURORA, Colo. (KKTV) - Police in Colorado are investigating two cases of attempted child abductions.

The Aurora Police Department shared a few details on the reported incidents Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the first attempted child abduction happened on Jan. 5 near the Mission Viejo Neighborhoods at about 1:30 p.m. In the first case, a white man with a black ski mask, red and black flannel shirt, and jeans tried grabbing a 10-year-old girl while she was playing outside.

The second case was reported on Monday in Mission Viejo Park. At about 6 p.m. that night police say a bald man with a dark beard who possibly had tattoos on his arms tried to grab a 12-year-old boy.

Both incidents happened on the southeast side of the city to the east of Cherry Creek State Park.

Anyone who witnessed either incident is asked to call 720-913-STOP.

Police also shared the resource Kid Smartz for parents. Click here for more information about talking to your kids about “stranger danger.”

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