Douglas County sheriff's officials asked for the public's help to find two people suspected of an attempted child abduction in northwest Omaha.
Chief Deputy Marty Bilek said a man used a ploy common with child predators. Bilek said the fact that two people were involved makes the attempted abduction even more disturbing.
About 1 p.m. Wednesday, a dark-haired white man in his 20s with an empty dog leash asked a 7-year-old boy near Stone Ridge Park, 163rd Street and Butler Avenue, to help find his dog.
The man was about 6 feet tall and weighed about 200 pounds, Bilek said. He was wearing a white long-sleeve shirt and black shorts.
The boy's mother quickly intervened and the man fled in a white four-door Chevrolet Tahoe driven by the second person.
Bilek urged people to be watchful for the Tahoe around schools and parks.
Anyone with information concerning the attempted abduction should call the sheriff's tip line at 402-444-6000. Call 911 if it is an emergency.
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