Suspicious men tell child to get into van in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, Mo. - Extra police patrols are out in Rock Hill after an 11-year-old boy says some men tried to force him to get in a van.

The boy says it happened Friday morning on North Rock Hill Road and Euclid as he was walking to school. He says it was around 8:15 a.m. when a white work van with three men inside stopped alongside him. Someone inside opened a sliding door and a guy inside told him to get in.

The boy ran to his school, Steger Sixth Grade Center and reported it to his assistant principal, who called the police.

Rock Hill police have put out the word regionally and statewide.

"We've received probably a dozen phone calls today with residents in the area and giving us white van descriptions, nobody has been able to provide any license plate information just gave us a description of some suspicious activity in certain areas," said Det. Sgt. Kevin Clinton with the Rock Hill Police Department.

Without license plate numbers, there's not much police can do to follow up on the leads, but they are patrolling the areas reported. The boy wasn't able to get a license plate number either. He describes the men as clean shaven between the ages of 30 and 40.


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