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Police: Suspects in maroon minivan tried to lure students in Kenosha

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha police are investigating an attempted child enticement incident after two students, ages 8 and 9, were nearly lured into a maroon minivan with two people inside. 

According to the Kenosha Police Department, the incident happened around 1 p.m. on Jan. 29, near 45th Street and 67th Street. 

Police said the two children reported two people in the van pulled over about 10 feet from them on 47th Avenue and the passenger called out “come to us” during the afternoon recess period.

The driver was described as a female-white about 40-years-of -age with brown hair in a ponytail, and the passenger was described as a male-white about 40 years of age wearing sunglasses and a red or orange hooded sweatshirt.

The children ran away from the minivan without any further interaction and they reported the incident to a teacher. The minivan left the area and was not located.

The school administration contacted the Kenosha Police Department. Officers searched the area and are working with the school district to recover any video of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has additional information about the incident or video to share, please contact the Kenosha Police Department Detective Bureau at 262-605-5203. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.

Parents are encouraged to warn their children about the dangers of speaking with strangers and report suspicious or alarming activity to the Kenosha Police Department at 262-656-1234 (911 for emergency).

For additional information about child safety tips please contact Officer Friendly, Tyler Cochran, at 262-653-4210.

For additional information about Neighborhood Watch programs please contact Crime Prevention Officer, Jeff Wambolt or John Wenberg, at 262-657-3937.


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