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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Attempted abduction in Franklin (cont.)

Franklin Police are searching for a man who allegedly tried to abduct a 7-year-old girl from a playground, Deputy Chief of Police Stephan Semerjian said today.

The child told police that she was near the Franklin Commons Apartment complex on Wednesday when she was approached by a "skinny white male with wrinkles" who identified himself as a relative and asked her to enter his car to go do errands with him. The girl ran from the suspect's green Jeep back to her apartment.

Franklin Police are advising parents to educate their young children about the potential dangers of speaking to strangers.

Police described the suspect as a white male around 5-foot-10 with white hair and a white moustache. They said they are also checking local registered sex offender information and Registry of Motor Vehicle records for any similar vehicles to the one the girl described.

-- Sarah Kneezle

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