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Brainerd police asking public's help with attempted abductions

Brainerd police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who attempted to abduct two children Friday and Saturday in Brainerd.

Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston said police are investigating two suspicious incidents that occurred Friday and Saturday and police believe they may be relating involving an older male in a truck approaching children.

The first incident was reported about 7:30 p.m. Friday where a 4-year-old girl was riding her bicycle in the area of the 1100 block of Norwood Street, when she was approached by a male in a silver-colored truck.

The male told the girl to put her bicycle in the back of the truck and get in the truck. The girl was with other children and left the area immediately telling an adult relative.

The second incident was reported at about noon Saturday, where a 9-year-old boy was riding his bicycle in the area of the 900 block of South Eighth Street, when he was approached by a male in a truck that pulled up next to him.

The male told the boy to get into the truck. The boy did not get in the vehicle and went home telling a parent.

Both children were unharmed and the male did not attempt to get out of the truck.

The descriptions from the children lead police to believe the incidents may be related.

The suspect was described as an older white male with a skinny face, short hair with possibly a short beard and a deep voice. The vehicle was described as an older regular cab full size pick-up. The truck was silver and may have scratches along the length of the driver’s side and a louder exhaust.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or vehicle is asked to contact Brainerd Police at 829-2805.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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