Richmond, VA—On Wednesday evening, police say a man attempted to abduct 2 young girls from their neighborhood, and now, residents are expressing their alarm.
The girls were nearly abducted from the 2800 block of P Street in Richmond on January 23, shortly before 6 p.m.
One neighbor feel that police need to patrol the area more, and neighborhood watch efforts should be stronger.
"There needs to be some of the things we used to do in this neighborhood," said Barbara Terry.
She also cites concern about a nearby school: "I do know there was a middle school over here, and these kids go up and down the street, up and down this alley…and predators could be anywhere. I don't even know how many sexual offenders live in this neighborhood.
Ms. Terry and other neighbors feel that there should be more street lights in the area, because it becomes very dark during the evening hours and children walking the sidewalks are vulnerable.
Police aren't releasing any details about this crime, because they are in the very early stages of investigation. If you have information that could help Richmond Police with this incident, please call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
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