Police Search For Suspects After Two Abduction Attempts In Syracuse

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SYRACUSE, Utah, May 5, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Police in Syracuse are searching for suspects after two reported abduction attempts in the area of a local elementary school.

Syracuse City posted on its Facebook page that over the past week, there have been two attempts in the area of Bluff Ridge Elementary.

The post says the first occurred on April 28 at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the area of 2400 South and 650 West. The suspects are described as two young males with tan-colored skin driving a silver car. One suspect possibly had tattoos on his arm.

The second attempt occurred Wednesday at approximately 3:30 pm in the area of 2600 South and 1000 West. The male suspect is described as elderly, wearing a black hat and driving a white SUV.

The post, shared 580 times, said: “Please be assured that Syracuse Police Department is taking these incidents seriously. We have cross-referenced sex offender information and contacted area businesses to determine if they have usable video footage that may aid in the investigation.

“We have conducted follow-up investigations with the children to ensure no information was missed. Additionally, we have been in contact with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and asked them to check for similar reports in our region.”

Bluff Ridge Elementary also issued an email with safety information reminders to all parents in the school’s boundaries.

The post went on to say: “At this time there is no common information between these two incidents, except the general proximity; there is very limited information about the suspects and the vehicles. Based on these facts, we did not want to cause undue alarm; however, we do understand the desire from the public for information.”

If anyone believes they have additional information about these incidents, they may contact Syracuse Police Department at 801-825-4400.


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