Attempted child abduction reported in Burnsville

Published 10:13 am Monday, September 19, 2016

By Nick Woltman

St. Paul Pioneer Press

BURNSVILLE — An 11-year-old boy was the victim of an attempted abduction in Burnsville on Saturday afternoon, police say.

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The boy was walking his dog near River Hills Drive and Clark Street about 4:30 p.m. when a man in a silver, four-door SUV asked him to get into the vehicle, according to a news release issued by the Burnsville Police Department. The boy ran from the man and called his mother, who called the police.

The boy described the man in the SUV as a white male about 60 years old, with crooked front teeth and long gray hair that covered his ears. The boy said the man drove north on River Hills Drive after the encounter.

Investigators are asking anyone with information that might be relevant to this incident to call Detective Andrea Newton at 952-895-4670.