Child Abduction Attempt Matches Others

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Kenova Police Chief Ray Mossman says an attempted child abduction is similar to three other incidents in 2012.

A 10-year-old boy told Kenova police that a cargo van pulled up behind him Saturday as he was riding his bicycle. The boy said a man in the van asked him if he needed a ride. He refused and ran when the man started to get out of the van.

Mossman tells The Herald-Dispatch that descriptions of the van and two male suspects are similar to those in three attempted abductions in Kenova and Wayne County in 2012.

The van's driver is described as having a flat-top haircut and a long, gray beard. The passenger is described as having a chest-length, salt-and-pepper beard and a barbed wire tattoo on a wrist.