West Seattleites to get tips to protect against child abductions

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policebadgeWEST SEATTLE – The West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network is coming together to protect against possible kidnapping attempts.

The problem is on the minds of many residents, after a couple recent incidents in White Center. Earlier this month, a masked man walked into a woman’s fenced back yard and tried to pick up a child.  The child’s mother ran after the suspect, but he got away after dropping the child. A few days later, police believe the same man stuck his hand through the window of another house and tried to abduct a child. The suspect was able to escape in a stolen pickup truck, that police later recovered.

Tonight detectives with the SPD Sex & Kidnapping Offender Detail will attend the Block Watch’s monthly meeting, and share tips on how residents can protect their families and neighborhoods. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm at the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street.

Detectives say they not only keep track of sex offenders and where they live, they also monitor kidnappers. So they wanted to let people know that they can go online and see if a kidnapper lives in their neighborhood.  To see the site, click here.



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