|An announcement by Diễn Thọ Kindergarten asking parents and caregivers to be cautious with strangers coming near their children. — Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN – Police from Tương Dương District in the central Nghệ An Province have alerted local police units about a high kidnapping risk in the area.
According to Tương Dương District police, last Saturday in the district’s Hòa Bình Township, a three-year-old child was picked up by a stranger right in front of his house. However, the kidnapper let go of the child when his father heard him crying and ran after him.
The day before that incident, a four-year-old child in Xá Lượng Commune in the same township went missing. Local authorities and her family have been unable to find her.
Previously, in a kindergarten in Diễn Lâm Commune of Nghệ An Province’s Diễn Châu District, a stranger who identified himself as the grandfather of a child came and asked to pick the child up. The caregiver, however, refused to let the stranger take the child. Later in the day, the child’s actual grandfather came.
Another kindergarten in Diễn Thọ Commune issued a warning yesterday and urged parents to keep an eye out for people disguised as salesmen or grandparents hanging around schools.
Tương Dương District police units in wards and townships have been ordered to issue warnings to local residents while ramping up surveillance of strangers coming and going in their areas. –VNS