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Two possible kidnap attempts reported in Nevada County

Nevada County authorities are warning of two recent possible attempted kidnappings by a stranger with a bald head.

The first occurred March 7 when a man with a bald head wearing a hoop earrings, tried to lure a 6-year-old girl into what was described as a black Toyota 4-Runner in the Magnolia Road area.

The man told the girl he needed help in finding his dog, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department. The girl, who was playing in her front yard, did not cooperate and the man became more insistent.

The girl ran into the house and the man drove away.

The second incident occurred Thursday in the same general area when a man driving a black Dodge Durango asked a 16-year-old boy on East Hacienda Drive to help him find something.

“The juvenile told the suspect if he told him what the item was he would keep an eye out,” stated a sheriff’s department press release. “The suspect told the juvenile it did not matter what the item was and ordered him into the vehicle.”

Instead, the boy jumped into some nearby bushes to get away. He then called his mother and 911.

The man fled in his vehicle. The suspect could only be partially seen due to tinted windows, one of which was partially rolled down.

He was described as having very short hair or a bald head.