Attempted child abduction reported in Algona

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ALGONA, Iowa – Police are investigating after a man reportedly approached four 7-year-old girls and offered them money to get in his car on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Algona Police Department’s Facebook page, the suspect was described as a white man with reddish/blond hair and reportedly drove a gray car with a black stripe on the bottom.

Humboldt County also had a similar report.

If you encounter a vehicle and suspect matching that description, you can call the Algona Police Department at 515-295-3515 or the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office at 515-295-3514 and report the sighting location, license plate details, direction of travel and any other information you can give.

You are urged to talk with your children and discuss the dangers of going anywhere with anyone not approved by parents or guardians.

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