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Men Still Trying to Lure Children into Cars

The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police were notified of two men yesterday who tried to lure a young boy into their car with a promise of candy where he was waiting for the bus in Hlídarhjalli in Kópavogur. The boy ran away when the men called to him.


The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

The case is under investigation, which is similar in nature to a number of cases that have surfaced in the capital region in the past weeks. Since last spring, at least eight such cases have been reported in the region but no one has been arrested or charged.

Chief Constable at the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police Geir Jón Thórisson said every report on such a case is thoroughly followed up on. “We have enough manpower to handle these cases and we review each one of them carefully.”

“We even check out security cameras of companies close to the scenes of these incidents to look for further information and tighten the circle,” Thórisson explained. He said descriptions of the incidents are often not clear enough; it would be best to get license plate numbers.

“But the poor kids don’t think of that before they run away,” Thórisson added. “Fortunately, kids are so well informed that they don’t let themselves be cajoled and that is what has saved them.”

Click here to read about other recent cases of the same nature.


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