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A 10-year-old Florida girl has been left nervous after she met a stranger who attempted to abduct her in her Fort Lauderdale community twice in one week. Officers are now looking for the man who tried to entice the child into his vehicle by offering her candy on her way to school on the morning of Oct. 19.

Daily Mail reported that when the child refused to get into the man's black cargo van, the man stepped out of his vehicle and attempted to pull her in. The girl struggled and was able to get away. However, she dropped her lanyard while escaping, which she states she saw the man pick up and take.

Yahoo! News shows surveillance video with the child running away from her potential abductor and a man clothed in all black walking near the scene just after the incident happened between 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at 1500 NE 17th Way.

The girl did not report what happened until the same thing occurred to her again the following day at 7:40 a.m. This time, a witness saw what was happening and interfered.

Police said the young girl was approached by the same male while on her way to school, this time on foot. The girl immediately ran towards the school. The officer added that the suspect is described as a White male between 30 and 40 years old. He stands between 5 feet, 10 inches and six feet tall, he has receding brown hair and is medium build, Fox News reported.

According to the authorities, these incidents deserve serious concern from alla, and they need everyone's help in locating the person responsible. Based on the occurrences, they have classified the matter as an attempted abduction. Officers asked anyone who might recognize the male or the van, or if anyone happens to have a video of either of these incidents, to please call Detective Tiana DeQuarto at 954-828-6559.

Moreover, Florida police stated that they are now offering a $5,000 reward in the case. Also, they released an updated flyer with a rendering of the suspected vehicle Monday evening. Officers said the vehicle may have rear taillight damage.

Sara Vae Boles, 36, has been charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of first-degree child abuse, and one count of resisting and obstructing police. This is a representational image. Unsplash

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