Sunbury Police Searching for Two Suspects in Attempted Child Abduction

SUNBURY, Pa. -- One community in Northumberland County is being urged to stay vigilant after an attempted child abduction.

Police are searching for two men who attempted to abduct a child Friday afternoon in Sunbury.

Witnesses say the men were in a pickup truck and asked a 10-year-old girl if she needed a ride. When one man got out of the truck, she quickly ran to safety.

A mother who didn't want to be identified said it only took seconds for the two men to scare her daughter Friday afternoon. The 10-year old girl was just heading across the street to a friend's house in Sunbury.

Police say the girl was approached by two men in a blue pickup truck near the corner of Race Street and Catawissa Avenue.

"We thought we lived in a nice part of town, and you don't think things like that happen, and she's not ever really by herself, but she just ran over to get her friend," the woman said.

The woman says her daughter did not recognize the men.

"Like I said, keep your kids close. Don't even take your eyes off of them for a split second because it happened so fast."

Police are urging residents to stay vigilant, and they've added more patrols for that area in Sunbury.

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