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2 People Who Tried to Abduct 15-Year-Old Still At-Large

Posted June 27, 2007 4:59 p.m. EDT
Updated June 28, 2007 8:48 a.m. EDT

— Wake County Sheriff’s officials are looking for two people who attempted to abduct a 15-year-old Wakefield High School student Monday night.

The teen was approached by two people in a white cargo van about 7:50 p.m. Monday on Tharrington Drive, authorities said. The people were wearing masks.

Authorities said the teen managed to kick open the back of the van and escape. Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison is asking for the public's help.

"Getting the public involved is always good. They are the eyes and ears of the community. They see things, and they see unusual things we may not see when we get there," he said.

Wakefield Principal Mark Savage left messages for parents alerting them about what happened.

No arrests have been made at this time, but anyone who saw a white cargo van about that time in that area is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 919-856-6900.