Detectives said the boy had walked to his school bus stop at the corner of South Middle Neck Road and Melbourne Street in Russell Gardens just before 8:30 a.m.
While standing at the bus stop he noticed a grayish-white utility van stop in front of him and a man exited the passenger side door.
"At that time they stopped the occupant in the passenger side of the car got out of the car and asked the 10-year-old to please get into the car," Nassau County Police Det. Lt. Richard Lebrun said.
The fourth-grader instead ran home and told his mother who called the police.
Detectives described the man who got out of the van as light-skinned, 5'5" to 5'7" tall, with an average build and dark hair.
He was wearing a short black winter jacket.
Detectives are hoping to get a better description on the van.
They're asking all of the nearby residents to check their security cameras.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911.
All callers will remain anonymous.
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