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Police investigate attempted abductions

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    Honolulu police are seeking the public's help in identifying two men suspected of approaching children in Ewa Beach on Sept. 18 and Monday.
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Police on Oahu and Maui are investigating two cases of attempted kidnappings of children.

The Department of  Education said police were called to Kahaluu Elementary School after the incident involving a 7-year-old boy occurred off campus on Wednesday afternoon,

A police report said a male suspect threatened to hurt the victim, who fled, at 1:25 p.m..

No description of the suspect was released.

On Maui, detectives are investigating a report of an attempted abduction of a 10-year-old Pukalani boy last week.

Police said the that the incident occurred at 2:51 p.m. on Sept. 26.

The boy said he was approached by a man while he was walking in the Pukalani area. The suspect told the boy, “come here”. The boy was able to break free and ran away. Police searched the area, but did not locate the suspect.

The incidents are the latest in series of reported attempted abductions over the past two weeks, mainly in Leeward Oahu.

There also was a report of a homeless man who reportedly exposed himself to a child near Kamiloiki Elementary School in Hawaii Kai on Sept. 26.

Police haven’t determined if the cases are related.

No arrests have been made despite the release of sketch of a  suspect in a Sept. 21 incident, where a man approached a girl  in a subdivision across from Holomua Elementary School. Police said the girl was walking home on Holopapa Street at Leleoi Street when a man called out her name, which was written on her backpack. The girl fled after the suspect threatened to kill her.

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