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Police seek info after attempted kidnapping of girl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 6-year-old girl nearly became the target of a kidnapping Thursday evening, police say.“this

“This is all such a shock to me that someone would come by and try to pick up a child," shared neighbor Pam Thomas.

Police say girl was riding her bicycle in the 3600 block of McDuff near Dunn and Robin Hood about 7:45, when an older model, maroon, four-door car, possibly a Toyota with temporary tags, approached her, according to police.

Many in the neighborhood are rethinking their parenting.

“I would be on the porch for one sitting out and not in the kitchen cooking and just peeping in and out the door," says Thomas. "I would be more cautious of letting them out.”

The car was driven by a female, and a male passenger tried to lure the girl into the car.

The suspects were alerted to the girl's mother and sped away westbound on McDuff.

Police ask anyone with information about the attempted kidnapping to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH or submit a tip at http://www.528cash.org/