Sketches Released of Attempted Child Kidnapping Suspect in Irmo

The Irmo Police Department has just released sketches of an attempted kidnapping suspect. Chief Don Perry says there have been two incidents in the last week involving a woman driving a red car asking young boys to GET INTO HER CAR.The children say she

Irmo, SC (WLTX) - Irmo police have released a sketches of a potential attempted child kidnapping suspect.

The composite images were made available Thursday afternoon.

Irmo Police Chief Don Perry says there have been two incidents in the last week involving a woman driving a red car and boys who were walking home from school.

In each case, the woman asks the children if she could give the children a ride home. The boys all ranged in age from 10 to 12 years old.

None of the kids got in the vehicle with her. The children had the woman was wearing what appeared to be nursing scrubs.

The first incident happened on September 27 on Friarsgate Boulevard. The other one took place in the 7000 block of St. Andrews Road Tuesday afternoon, near a church parking lot.

Perry says his officers have already stepped up patrols in the area, and they're getting assistance from Lexington and Richland County deputies.

As for parents, Perry say the children in the case obviously knew not to trust strangers, and he says other parents just need to educate their kids on the dangers that are out there.

"We need to keep that going and let them know that's working," Perry said.

Anyone with information in the case should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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