The Capital Region Police are investigating recent reports of men who have tried to lure children into cars. One of the incidents has been fully explained but the motives behind the others are considered dubious.
Icelandic Police Officers. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.
Superintendent Björgvin Björgvinsson told Morgunbladid that in two cases the description of the men and the black car they were driving was similar and therefore it is possible that the same persons are behind these incidents.
The latest incident occurred by the elementary school Húsaskóli in Reykjavík’s Grafarvogur district last Friday.
Strangers in a black car invited a young boy to look at Lego in their car. He turned their offer down and notified his parents who reported the incident to school authorities. Subsequently, all parents were alerted about the car and the two men, one of whom had a moustache and a thin goatee.
This description could also apply to two men driving a black car in Gardabaer, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, who tried to lure an eight-year-old boy into the vehicle with the promise of showing him football stuff.
In Hafnarfjördur and Reykjavík’s Breidholt district last week strangers tried to lure girls into their car, which had dark windows, one of whom was eight and the other a teenager.
The police ask parents to inform their children from the age of four or five of the risk that can be involved in relation with strangers and emphasize that they should never get into cars with strangers.