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9:59 PM, Sep 14, 2012   |    comments
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The letters are asking parents to talk to their children and reinforce safe behaviors and remind them to always be aware of their surroundings.

Arvada Police are investigating the two attempted abductions. The first occurred last Sunday around 5:30 p.m., near 77th Drive and Terry Court. An 8-year-old boy was playing basketball in his driveway when he says he was approached by a man.

"Our neighbor came out and talked to us about it," Christi Brule, a neighbor of the little boy, said. "It was his son that it happened to. He just explained how the man came right up to him; right by the house in the driveway with the simple thing of, telling him he had candy. You know the things you tell your kids about and he actually used this line."

The second incident happened three days later Wednesday, again around 5:30 p.m. This time, the suspect went into the parking lot of Fitzmorris Elementary School in Arvada and approached a 9-year-old boy. He again offered the child candy if he would get into the suspect's car. This child also ran from the suspect.

Both children offered similar descriptions of the suspect and his car. He is described as being a white male between the ages of 20 and 40 with brown hair. He did not wear glasses. His vehicle is described as being a royal blue four-door sedan.

"I think it is important for parents to constantly reinforce to their kids that they need to be aware of their surrounds," McGranahan said. "If something feels wrong, go with your gut on it and go find an adult."

Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to call the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6900.

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