Child abduction attempt reported in Silver Spring

Police in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County said they are investigating an attempted child abduction.

A 12-year-old boy reported that he was walking on Ridge Hill Road in the area of Cumberland Estates Drive just after noon Friday when two men in a white work van pulled up beside him and made comments about taking the child, police said.

The boy ran to a friend's house and called police. He described the van as having a ladder on the top and red and black lettering on the side.

The driver was said to be a white man in his 30's and the passenger was described as a white man in his 20's with a scruffy beard, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silver Spring police at 717-697-0607.


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