Euclid Police Step Up Patrols After Attempted Lurings

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EUCLID, Ohio — Euclid police are stepping up patrols around area schools as they investigate three attempted child abductions reported over the past three weeks.

The most recent happened Thursday morning and another Tuesday night. The first of the three happened on Sept. 3.

According to Euclid police, the incidents have involved boys and girls between grade school and middle school age.

Euclid school officials sent parents a phone message asking them to be on the alert on Wednesday night.

Police said Euclid patrolmen have been told to keep an eye out for the suspect and his vehicle.

The suspect is described as being a man in his 40s or 50s with light-colored unkempt hair and a scruffy beard. His vehicle is described as being an older van with silver or gray bumpers with either no windows or white painted windows.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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