(LORIMOR) The Union County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the attempted abduction of a child in the Lorimor city Park Monday by a man reportedly in a white van.
Union County Sheriff Rick Piel says it’s not the first time the “white van” has come up.
“I know there have been a lot of reports in the Des Moines area of a white van,” said Piel. “We also had a report last Tuesday of a white van in Afton that had asked a ten year old child to hop in the van and help him look for his puppy.”
A quick thinking mother got the license plate from the van and officers interviewed the man, who says he was in the area working, but didn’t try to lure the children.
Piel encourages people to get the license plate number quickly and call it in to law enforcement.
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