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Edmonton Police told of another attempted abduction by David Buchanan
Jo Ann Lawrence | January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Parents report incident in west end of Edmonton

Edmonton police looking for David Warren Buchanan
Edmonton Police are crediting media coverage of the alleged attempted child abductions by David Warren Buchanan with another family coming forward to report a similar incident. 
After reports surfaced about Buchanan, the parents of a four-year old boy reported to police that a man fitting the description of David Buchanan initiated a conversation with their son while the boy was sitting with his parents.  He allegedly told the boy that he could come home with him.  The parents quickly intervened and nothing came of the attempt.  This incident took place inside what police are describing as a public venue in the west end on January 14, 2012.

Edmonton Police believe Buchanan is the suspect who also attempted to abduct another four-year old child on January 23, 2012. The man allegedly offered the child candy and asked her if she wanted to go for a ride with Santa.  Police believe the man was David Buchanan, who was dressed in a red rimmed cowboy hat and was driving a Chevrolet Impala that had presents in the backseat.  The father of the child was close by and was able to keep the tot safe.

Buchanan is also a suspect in a similar incident that occurred at Kingsway Mall where an eight-year old girl was allegedly asked if she would like to go home with him.  The girl was with her family so she was safe as well.

So far, Edmonton Police have received several tips for this investigation but have not been able to locate BuchananHe is a 67-year old Caucasian man with a salt and pepper beard and has been seen driving a 2003 silver Chevrolet Impala and a blue Chrysler Town and Country van.

If you have any information about the current whereabouts of Buchanan, or if you know of anyone who might be able to assist police in locating him, please call either the complaints line at (780) 423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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That is why it is so important to share news stories about these creeps. You never know where they will end up. Glad they caught him.