Abduction attempts prompt warnings, newsletter


Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Seymour High School Resource Officer Keith Williams pauses for a moment after checking one of the doors at the school. All Seymour schools were on lock down briefly after reports of people armed with firearms near the schools. Police say all reports were false.

Two recent reports of a man attempting to lure children waiting for school buses into his vehicle in Seymour have raised concern among school officials and prompted police to ask for help from the community.

“What we’re looking for now is a black or dark green Chevy truck, 1990s model S-10 with square headlights,” Capt. Carl Lamb said Thursday. “We had a couple of incidents with the truck approaching children in the 100 block of South O’Brien Street.”

Lamb said witnesses described the driver of the truck as bald or balding.

“He would approach children and offer gifts to them in an attempt to lure them to his vehicle,” Lamb said.

The first incident occurred Oct. 30, Lamb said. Both occurred in the morning.

He said anyone who sees a truck like the one described or a man matching that description in the area of South O’Brien Street should contact police immediately. Seymour Police Department may be reached by calling 522-1234.

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