UPDATE as of 5:20 p.m. Saturday: Authorities say they identified the wrong man in a suspected child abduction, Saturday.
Authorities located the man in question and he was able to show, via personal tracking app, that he wasn’t involved.
Investigation still ongoing.
Fremont County deputies and the Tabor Police Department are looking for a man in connection with an attempted child abduction in Tabor, Iowa, Friday evening.
According to a statement from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, the man approached several youths near the Tabor Library and told one of them that he knew their father and he was supposed to drive them home.
The group fled the area and contacted law enforcement at 7:40 p.m.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Fremont County Sheriff's Office at 712-374-2424.
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1. Avoid keeping valuables in your car
If your car is parked in a public area, take your valuables with you or hide them in the trunk. And always lock your car.
2. Don't leave your garage door open
While working on your yard and around your home, keep your garage door closed to keep thieves from walking in and taking items.
3. Reinforce doors or add security to avoid burglaries
Intruders usually knock first and then kick in doors if no one answers, said Lauren Genier, a crime prevention specialist with the Omaha Police Department. Prevent that by reinforcing your doors or installing an alarm system.
4. Take only what you need to an event
If you're headed to a sporting event or place with a large crowd, take the few items you need and consider leaving your bag or purse hidden in the car. If you must take a bag, keep it zipped up and close to you at all times.
5. Keep home valuables in safe or secret spot
If your home is broken into, thieves often head to bedroom dressers to grab expensive jewelry. Genier advises locking up valuables or keeping jewelry in a box in a creative place, such as a child's room. Firearms always should be locked up.
6. Don't leave your car running and unattended
In winter, some people like to warm up their cars before they drive off. In the summer, some run the air conditioning before getting in. Don't do either.
7. Avoid porch pirates
If you expect a package to be delivered to your house, try to be home or ask a neighbor to grab the package so thieves don't. Or have the package delivered to a friend's house or a pickup spot at a store.
8. Prevent identity theft
Don't give out personal information on the phone or online unless you know the person. Keep personal information in a safe place at home, such as a safe.