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Police Searching For 2 Men In Separate Attempted Abductions In Detroit

Both young girls were walking alone to school

May 23, 2018 - 4:27 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - Police are investigating what they believe to be two separate instances of  attempted abductions in Detroit Wednesday morning. 

Detroit Police Commander Charles Mahon says the first incident involved a sixteen year old girl who was on her way to school near Eight Mile and Kelly roads around 8 a.m.

The girl telling police the man, in his 40s, got out of the car and grabbed her. 

"She was fighting," says Mahon. "She was kept from being pulled into the vehicle and a citizen observed what happened - drove up - and he fled the location.

"We had a good citizen who saw what was going on and ran to the aid of the sixteen year old 

The man fled in a dark four-door sedan with tinted windows.

A second incident took place involving an 11-year-old girl -- walking on Morang Road-- also on her way to school today.

"We had another school-aged young lady that was approached by a black male in a yellow vehicle - who rolled down the window and asked her her name. As he got closer she took off running for the school. 

If you have any information about either of these incidents you are asked to contact Detroit police.