Nassau County Police warn about attempted abduction

FILE - Nassau County Police.

Nassau County Police are warning about an attempted abduction in Russell Gardens.

A 10-year-old boy was walking to a bus stop on Thursday at about 8:24 a.m. when a grayish-white utility van stopped in front of him at South Middle Neck Road and Melbourne Street. A man got out of the passenger side door and told the boy to get into the van. The boy ran off and returned home.

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The suspects fled the scene.

The man who approached the child was described as light-skinned,  5’5" to 5’7" tall, with an average build and dark hair. He was wearing a short black winter jacket.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911.  Cops say all callers can remain anonymous.