Child Abduction Attempts Reported in Algonquin

Algonquin school district warns parents of two reported abduction attempts

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    Two men in a white van with no side windows reportedly approached a 13-year-old girl while she was walking to her bus stop on Teton Parkway around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. (Published Thursday, Jan 19, 2012)

    Police are investigating two reported attempts of child abduction in the past two weeks in Algonquin's school district.

    Two men in a white van with no side windows reportedly approached a 13-year-old girl while she was walking to her bus stop on Teton Parkway around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.

    The men tried to lure the Algonquin Middle School student into the van, but the young girl refused and ran away to tell an adult.

    A similar incident happened in Carpentersville on Jan. 3. In that case, a boy was approached by a similar white van with two Hispanics inside at a Silverstone subdivision bus stop. It happened just south of where the first incident occurred.

    Though both students attend the same school, police said they don't believe the two incidents are connected.

    "The description of the two vehicles are different. The description of the offenders are different," said Chris Filippini with the Algonquin Police Department.

    Community Unit School District 300 urges parents to remind students of the dangers of communicating with strangers. 

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