Two children report stranger danger in Shawnee

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SHAWNEE, Kan. -- Police in Shawnee are on alert after two children said a man tried to lure them into his van.

According to police, the stranger stopped two 12-year-olds  and told them to get into his van in the 6400 block of Zarda. The man allegedly told the two children that he would take them to a quiet place.

Police said the two 12-year-olds ran to a neighbor's house. The neighbor then walked the children home.

Police said the children described the suspect as a white male wearing a ballcap and driving a white van.

Shawnee police said they're not adding more officers, but rather they're going to step up patrols in the neighborhood.

Police ask that if you have any information to please call Shawnee police or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.