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.