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2 identified as people of interest in Delmont luring attempt

| Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

Delmont police have identified two persons of interest in an attempted child abduction last week.

Chief Timothy Klobucar said in a news release that numerous tips from citizens and the investigation have led to the identification of the two males and the suspected vehicle used in the case.

No arrests have been made. Delmont police, as well as the Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office and County Detectives, continue to investigate.

The incident involving a 15-year-old Delmont area girl occurred on Sept. 30 as she was walking along Old William Penn Highway on her way home from her school bus stop.

The girl noticed an older, beat-up box truck that had been parked nearby had begun following her down the street, police said.

The truck passed the girl and stopped down the street. A white male got out of the truck, approached her and asked her for directions in what police said was an attempt to lure her to the truck.

He then started following her and grabbed her backpack. The teen fought back, kicking the man and hitting him with a textbook, before running to a residence near her home, where a neighbor contacted 911, police said.

The white male was accompanied by a black male, who was driving the vehicle, police have said.

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