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Police investigate attempted child abduction at Mahoning Walmart

MAHONING TWP., Pa. - Police in Carbon County are investigating after a woman reported two men may have tried to abduct her 6-year-old daughter in Walmart.

It happened at the Walmart on Route 443 in Mahoning Township Saturday afternoon, according to officials.

Police said a woman noticed two men walking together in the craft area, and says one of them touched her daughter's arm.

The mother removed the 6-year-old girl from the area immediately and reported the incident to police.

The men are described as Hispanic, and one of them is heavy set, about 5-foot-6, with light colored eyes.

Police are working to obtain surveillance video from the store.

Anyone with information should contact police.

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