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Police: Attempted Child Abduction In Havelock Never Happened

It never happened.

That's what police now say about a reported attempted child abduction in the Tucker Creek area of Havelock Thursday.

Police say a 13-year-old girl told them she was walking home from school when she was approached by three men in an older model white station wagon. She said they tried to get her in the car with them, but she told them no and they left.

Havelock police began an investigation. Police say during the follow-up interviews, they noticed inconsistencies. In fact, police say the alleged victim provided four different version of the incident.

Police say during a subsequent interview, it was "learned that she had fabricated the initial report and had also attempted to involve an older sibling in the scheme. During further follow-up police were able to complete the investigation late Sunday, July 26, 2009, and were able to determine that the incident never occurred."

According to police, they are "working with the family of the juvenile and Juvenile Services regarding the incident."


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A 13 year old girl is safe in Havelock after an attempted child abduction Thursday, now authorities want to alert the community.

The teen told police she was walking home from school in the Tucker Creek Area when she was approached by three male suspects in an older model station wagon. She says the rear passenger window was broken and covered with black plastic. The victim claims the males appeared Hispanic and asked her to get in the car with them. When she refused, they took off. At no point was she physically assaulted.

Officials want to make sure the community knows the suspects are still at large.


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