Police alert several subdivisions about two men targeting kids
BUFORD, GA (CBS46) -
A police neighborhood alert went out to several subdivisions in northern Gwinnett County on Friday. There were at least two similar incidents in the past week and a half where two men targeted kids.
According to police, two men drove up in a white vehicle and tried to get the children inside.
The first case happened in evening in the Hedgerows subdivision in Buford. Three kids said they were playing basketball in a driveway. They said a white pickup truck with red lettering drove up. The two men inside asked if the kids would go home with them, according to the three children who are around the age of 10.
The kids said they ran and called their parents, and the men drove off. One of the parents called police.
A similar incident also happened in the Vanderbilt subdivision, which is about five miles away.
Residents in both communities said they were on edge and watching their children closer.
Police ask that residents keep a lookout for anything suspicious and call 911.
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