FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 23, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
Law Enforcement Seeking Public's Help with Suspicious White Van Targeting Children
Pierre S.D. - Local law enforcement is seeking information into a suspicious vehicle that is believed to be attempting to abduct children in communities in eastern South Dakota. Three separate incidents in Britton, Redfield and Sisseton have been reported to law enforcement.
7-13-15, Britton, SD. Location - city park, described as white cargo van with side windows. No writing on the van. Up to four subjects approached two children and asked them to get into van.
7-15-15, Redfield, SD. Location- city park, described as white box van with no side windows. One subject approached two children and attempted to pull one child into the van.
7-21-15, Sisseton, SD. Location- public area, described as white cargo van with side windows. No writing on the van. Rust on the bottom of the driver side of van, starts behind the door and goes to the rear of the van. Front black metal bumper. One subject approached a child and asked the child to get into van.
The subject has been described as a white male approximately 200 pounds.
Law enforcement is asking parents to be vigilant and aware of their child's whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement office.