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Another Attempted Child Abduction Reported In Algona

Thu 11-3-2016 IA"], ["Roan St. Algona

(Algona)-- For the second time in less than a week, authorities are investigating an attempted child abduction in Algona.

Authorities say the latest incident was reported this (Thursday) morning, involving a gray car with a black stripe.

Police say a man described as 6’1-6’2 and larger in stature - wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and a black ski mask; got out of the vehicle and reportedly tried to entice the child by offering $200. The man then followed the child for a block before getting out and attempted to force the child in the vehicle only to give up once the child resisted. The man got back into the vehicle and took off.

Similar incidents were reported a week ago in Algona and Humboldt. Officials believe they're related.