Residents on Alert After Attempted Abductions

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CLEVELAND -- People who live and work on Cleveland's west side are on the look out.

Neighbors are on high alert after two attempted abductions were reported in a week, both within blocks of each other.

"I switch up my walks. One time I'll take Western, other times I'll take 105th just to make sure no one is following me," said Colleen Schade, who works in the neighborhood.The latest attempted abduction happened late Monday night.

Police say an 18-year-old woman was walking along Western Avenue near West 106th when a man allegedly tried to grab her and tried to force her into his SUV.

Just blocks away, another attempted abduction happened Friday afternoon.

Surveillance cameras from a convenience store captured a man appearing to grab a little girl as she walked with a friend along West 104th Street and Lorain.

"I know that mother. I know those children, and that's heartbreaking to me knowing that I know that family and that my daughter is of the same age," added Schade.

In the incident with the two little girls, Renaldo Payne, 58, was arrested and charged with abduction and child enticement.

As for the incident with the 18-year-old woman, police are still looking for a man driving a gray SUV.

The victim did not want to talk on camera.

Police say she kicked the suspect in the groin and was able to run away.

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