Police: Claims of child abduction attempt at Bedford County Walmart are unfounded

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UPDATE: 9/23/19 3:48 P.M. – After talking with both parties, police have determined that the attempted child abduction claims were unfounded.

“Upon further investigation, we did speak with the alleged suspect and found that there was a miscommunication,” Trooper Christopher Fox, Pennsylvania State Police Troop G said.

No arrests were made and the case has been closed.

UPDATE: 9/22/19 9:16 P.M. – Police have identified the person who tried to lure the child into his car. Police did not release the identity of the man or say whether or not he’s in custody.

SNAKE SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police are investigating an attempted child abduction that occurred Sunday afternoon at the Walmart at 72 Bedford Square in Snake Spring Township.

According to police, an unidentified white male between the ages of 60-70, wearing green shorts, a black t-shirt, and large glasses made contact with a 12-year-old female and is believed to have asked her to get in his vehicle.

Police say the suspect was confronted by the juvenile’s mother in the parking lot before he fled in an older-model 2-door, blue, white, and black pickup truck. The driver door also had a wolf black emblem painted on it.

Anyone with information is being asked to call police at 814-623-6133. The unidentified male is also being asked to contact police.

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