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Second attempted abduction reported in Elyria


ELYRIA – An attempted abduction on Tuesday evening was mostly likely not connected to a similar incident two weeks ago, according to Elyria police.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when a 12-year-old girl walked alone to a Marathon gas station on 503 Huron St. in Elyria. Outside the gas station, two men in a red Chevrolet Corsica talked to the girl, asking her to come into her car and they would “take her somewhere,” said Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino.

The men started to laugh and the girl ran into the station to talk to tell the clerk about the incident.

When the clerk came out to check, the car was gone said Costantino.

One of the men was white and the other was black. Both looked to be in their 40s, Costantino said.

The incident does not seem to be connected to an attempted abduction two weeks ago when a woman in a red Sedan tried to hug a young girl and asked her to get into her car, according to police.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or

In other Elyria police news:

A paper carrier told police she was robbed around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at the corner of Prospect Street and Cambridge Avenue. She told police the man who robbed her was black and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Police had no more information available as of Wednesday afternoon.

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