Police urge parents to talk to kids about 'stranger danger'
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:19:55 GMT —
Police are still searching for a man wanted for attempting to abduct two children in Bay City last week.
In just a couple weeks kids will be heading to the bus stops.
What police are urging parents to do is be on the lookout for anything that looks suspicious and then tell authorities.
That's exactly what two children and adults did last week when a man approached a young girl last Thursday and a boy on Friday.
Police have released a sketch of the man.
He is described as white male in his late 20's to early 30's with a thing build and short brown hair.
The suspect's car is described as a black sedan with a rear spoiler.
Both incidents took place on Euclid near East Hotchkiss Road in Bay City.
Michigan State Police said the suspect physically touched one of the children.
Both kids were able to get away and yell for help.
Police are currently going door to door alerting nearby residents.
They are also urging parents to have a discussion with their kids.
"It's a good reminder for parents to keep an eye on kids. Don't just open the door and let them walk to the bus stop. Make sure there's an adult there and if they notice any strange cars, it doesn't necessarily have to be a black sedan, any strange cars or something that looks out of the ordinary parents should take note and ultimately call us," said Lt. David Simon, Michigan State Police.
The area where the attempted abductions took place is a construction zone so police say the suspect may be from surrounding counties.
They are asking anyone with information on the man to give them a call: (989) 495-5555.