Jacksonville police investigating two separate attempted abductions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two separate attempted abductions in the city that police say are very similar. 

At this time police say they have no reason to believe that they are related. 

Police say the first incident happened back on Friday, March 31 at around 4:00 p.m. According to police, an unknown suspect attempted to grab a teenage girl in the 6500 block of Silk Leaf Lane.  The victim was at Skyler Jean Drive and Gentle Oaks Drive when the suspect in a black pickup truck approached from behind, police report.  

Police say the victim told them that the suspect rolled down his window and asked the victim to come towards him.  The victim kept walking and turned down Silk Leaf Lane walking on the sidewalk. Police say the suspect then got out of his truck and approached the victim requesting her to come towards him. 

Police say the suspect then reached out and attempted to grab her arm but was unable to detain her.  The victim screamed and ran towards her home.  

The second incident happened on Monday, April 3 at around 2:45 p.m. According to police, an unknown man asked a teenage girl to get into his truck in the 1700 block of Bassett Road. 

Police say the teen was walking with a small child at the time this occurred.  Police say the man inside the vehicle asked them to get into the truck.  They ignored him and continued walking.  The man asked two more times to get into the truck with the third time being more aggressive, police report.  At that point, the teenager told the child to run home.  The man then drove away heading east on Bassett Road, police say. 

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