Authorities in two western Iowa counties are investigating three possible abductions attempts that were reported Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s officials in Shelby and Crawford Counties say three juvenile females were approached by a white male in his 60’s Thursday.
One of the incidents allegedly occurred in Irwin, another in Manilla, and the third in Westside. In each instance, the man in question was driving a blue, full-sized van with dark tinted windows. One of the girls said the van had a mattress in the back. The last three characters on the vehicles’ license plate may read G-R-A.
The man was described as having short, gray hair. He was wearing a baseball cap, large glasses and a gray sweatshirt. Anyone with information about the van, or the man believed to be driving the vehicle is asked to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s office at 712-755-5026.