Irmo, SC (Paul Kirby) Police in the town of Irmo that straddles both Lexington and Richland County are warning citizens after they have received several reports of possible attempted child abductions recently.
A police department spokesman said that they are looking for a white woman with blonde hair that they’d like to speak with about one of these cases. Officers say she was wearing nurse's scrubs and was driving a red Hyundai on Sept. 27 of this year when she approached a boy and asked him to get in her car. He instead fled, and ran to tell his parents about the incident. This happened on Friarsgate Boulevard which has portions in both counties.
In a second, separate incident, the police said that they received information that a woman approached two more children on North Royal Tower on Tuesday evening of this week. That is also in the same general area of the town. Police are reviewing evidence and surveillance footage from the area to see if she may have been caught on camera in this case.
Because of Irmo’s unique geographical location, Chief Don Perry regularly teams up with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department and its North Region deputies and the Richland County Sheriff's Department on many of their cases.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding these, or any other instances to contact the police department through the Midland’s Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). You can also text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), or visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and submita tip. You don’t have to reveal your identity and you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.