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Roanoke County Police Investigate Attempted Kidnapping of Child

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Roanoke County police want the public to be aware of a report received regarding an attempt by two men to abduct a child. The incident occurred at approximately 5:40 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 along Peyton Street in the Summerdean subdivision in north Roanoke County.

The child's grandfather reported the incident to authorities. He told police that two men in a white SUV attempted to lure his six-year-old grandson into their vehicle. The child refused to get in the SUV and went back to his grandfather's house where he reported what had occurred. The grandfather then left his home in his own vehicle in an attempt to find the two men, but was unsuccessful.

The two men in the SUV were described as white males in their mid-twenties – no further details regarding their appearance were available. Both men were wearing ball caps with some type of Indian logo on them. The white SUV was reported to have a trailer hitch.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Roanoke County Detective K. Saul through the County Emergency Communications Center at 540-562-3265.