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Jun 10, 2013 6:02 AM by Lacey Steele

Kids escape child enticement case in Colorado Springs

We've brought you several stories about attempted abductions in both Pueblo and Colorado Springs in the past few weeks.

Now, a case of child enticement.

It happened at almost nine last night.

Colorado Springs Police say it was on North Walnut Street where two young kids were approached by a man in a red or maroon SUV.

It was possibly a Ford Explorer or Expedition.

The suspect rolled down the front passenger side window and asked the kids if they wanted candy.

The children, ages eight and ten, were riding their bikes and took off down a path through a grassy area where the suspect could not follow them.

They went directly home and told their parents who called the police.

Now police are looking for the suspect.

He's described as Hispanic, possibly 30 to 40 years old, with a bald head.

Again, he was possibly driving a red or maroon Ford Explorer or Expedition.

Anyone with information please contact Colorado Springs Police.

The good news here, both children had previously gone to a stranger danger type class, which according to police helped them know what to do in this type of situation.

We want to remind parents, it's important to teach your children what they need to know in case this happens to them.

A few tips for kids:

Don't let a stranger get close to you, talk to you, or give you anything.

Always let your parents or guardian know where you are and who you will be with.

Know that a stranger should never offer you anything like candy or ask for your help.

Click here for a full list of tips to share with your kids, provided by the Colorado Springs Police.

 

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