Murray police seek suspect in attempted child abduction

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MURRAY, Utah, March 19, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Police want people to be aware of a possible attempted child abduction that occurred Sunday afternoon in the area of 6500 S. Lombardy Drive (1350 East).

Murray Police Sgt. Marvin Barlow told Gephardt Daily that a 2-year-old child was playing in the family’s fenced front yard at about 2:45 p.m. when a man walked up to the fence and tried to lure the child with candy.

The man then reached over the fence and grabbed the toddler by the wrist.

“Mom was outside, too,” Barlow said. “She heard something about candy and came around the corner to see who was talking to her child.”

When the mother yelled at the man, he let go of the child’s wrist, hurried back to his vehicle and fled. The child’s parents immediately called police.

Barlow said the man is described as Caucasian, 40 to 50 years old, and driving a silver, four-door Hyundai.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to call Murray Police Dispatch at 801-840-4000.


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