ANOTHER CASE: Attempted Abduction Reported
Police in West Des Moines are investigating another attempted child abduction. That makes three in a two week period.
The most recent happened Thursday. Police say an 11-year-old female Fairmeadows Elementary student says she was approached by a man in the 2600 block of Locust Street while walking home from school around 4:15 p.m.
The male suspect got out of his vehicle and asked the child if she needed a ride home. She ran away and made it home safely.
The suspect is described as a slim, white male in his early 20s who is about six-foot-two. He had a mustache and tattoos on his hands. Police say he was driving an older model black, two-door sedan.
If you have information that could help police identify the suspect you’re asked to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
The other two incidents were on February 3rd and February 7th. Police say the children in the other two cases were Westridge and Hillside elementary students.
At this point, police do not think the cases are connected.