Child reports being approached by strangers in a car


Aberdeen police are investigating a report that two men tried to coax a 10-year-old boy into a car Thursday evening.

The boy told police he was walking down Arnold Street between 8th and 9th avenues about 5 p.m. when a gray or silver colored car, possibly a Honda, passed him. The boy said he heard the car turn around and head back toward him. The boy said the car stopped next to him on Arnold Street and a man in the back seat opened a door and told the boy to get in. The boy said he ran away, down Arnold Street to a home in the 700 Block of 8th Avenue and was met by a witness who lives there. The witness said they heard a young child yelling for help and then saw the victim, who ran up to their house.

One of the suspects was described as a younger male with blotchy facial hair, short hair, similar to a crew cut, white or gray shirt with jeans. The vehicle was, or is similar to, a four-door Honda.

Officers checked the area and spoke to people in the neighborhood. The subjects and vehicle were not located.

Anyone who may have information on this case is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 533-3180 or the APD tip line at 538-4450.