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Police warn of possible abduction attempts in Iowa

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DES MOINES (AP)--Central Iowa authorities are warning parents of possible abduction attempts involving children.

Officials are investigating six reports in the past three weeks. No arrests have been made in the incidents in Clive, Des Moines, New Sharon, Pella and Waukee.

Police say a man in a car, sports utility vehicle or a van would follow a child walking home from school, playing outside or riding a bicycle.

In one incident, the driver told a 7-year-old girl he needed help finding his lost dog and told the girl to get in the vehicle. She ran home and told her parents.

No children have been harmed, but authorities want parents to remind their children about avoiding strangers.

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