Residents in central Evia are upset after the three incidents attempted abduction of minor children.

Both parents and teachers are on high alert to prevent another incident of child abduction.

The two incidents took place in Mantoudi and the third in the village of Triada in the Municipality of Dirfyon Messapia.

The description of the vice-mayor Mantoudios Yiannis Kantzouras is shocking

In Mantoudi we are all concerned and are on alert after the two incidents of attempted abduction of minor children in our village.

The two incidents took place on Thursday October 19 at 17:30 pm and 19:00 pm respectively.

One incident concerns the 7-year-old boy who was playing outside the gym and on his way home, a black Mercedes car stopped him and asked him strange questions.

The other incident concerns the 8.5-year-old girl who was on the side street of the square in Mantoudi where her grandmother has a pastry shop 200 meters from the house.

A gray van approached her and a man in his 50s spoke to her as the little girl sped off.

It is a serious and worrying fact. We shouldn’t leave children alone anymore, they need a lot of attention. Let me tell you, however, that no other similar event has happened before.

The Mantoudi police department is investigating the case”, said the deputy mayor of Mantoudi while revealing that the same cars were involved in all three incidents.

It should be noted that the third incident took place in the municipality of Dirfyon-Messapion with a 12-year-old girl from Triada.

The mayor’s announcement – What parents should be aware of

On the occasion of the two incidents, the mayor of Dirfyon Messapion issued a statement according to which he calls for vigilance and special attention to the residents:

“Dear fellow citizens,

We would like to inform you about the two incidents of attempted kidnapping recently recorded in the local community of Triada and Mantoudi. It is necessary to maintain special attention and sensitivity towards such circumstances.

In case you notice anything strange or suspicious, please inform the relevant authorities immediately.

Citizen cooperation with the authorities is essential to ensure the safety of our community.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in this effort to ensure the safety of all of us.

Yours sincerely,

George Psathas

Municipality of Dirfyon-Messapia”