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Police looking into possible attempted child abduction in Pittsboro

Posted at 4:54 PM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 21:34:37-04

PITTSBORO — Police in Pittsboro are investigating a possible attempted abduction while a boy appeared to be waiting for the school bus on Wednesday morning, according to police.

The incident happened around 7:15 a.m. near a subdivision where the boy lived, Pittsboro Police Department Officer Zach Buchanan said. A white van driven by a heavy-set Black man stopped and asked the boy if he wanted ice cream.

The boy stopped and asked where the ice cream logos were on his van. Buchanan said when the man got out, he opened up the back of the van and the little boy said he saw three bags before he took off running.

The man yelled an expletive at the boy, got back in his van and drove off, Buchanan said.

An investigation into this incident remains ongoing.