15-year-old reports apparent abduction attempt to Roeland Park police

Roeland Park city hall

Roeland Park police are investigating a stranger danger incident that took place in the 4700 block of Delmar Tuesday afternoon near the border with Kansas City, Kan., at County Line Road.

A 15-year-old girl reported that a balding African American male who appeared to be in his 30s approached her and asked her to get in his vehicle. When she refused he attempted to grab her. The girl ran away as a school bus approached, and the suspect got in his vehicle and left the scene. He was driving a dark SUV.

The girl made a report to the police, who searched the area but were not able to locate the suspect.

Roeland Park Police Chief John Morris said the incident serves as a reminder to keep an eye out for suspicious persons and to watch your surroundings.

“The 15-year-old did the right thing by keeping a distance and notification to an adult,” he said.