4 men sought in attempted lurings of 4 children in Borough Park

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Disturbing new video shows the men wanted in two attempted lurings in Brooklyn.

Police say four men in a Toyota Rav 4 approached two boys, ages 10 and 11, on 47th Street and 18th Avenue in Borough Park around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

One of the men said, "Come here," and the two boys walked away as the driver got out of the car.

Police say just 20 minutes later, the same car approached a 12-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother on 55th Street.

"They said, 'Come, come here, we have candies for you,'" said the children's mother, who didn't want to be identified. "The car started backing up with them as they were walking away, and they started walking faster. So they started to get out of the car, the kids just ran for their life."

They ran home and told the mother, who called police.

"That's what freaky is that they could be driving around and just going onto the next kids, and we don't want that to happen," she said.

She is now watching her kids more closely, as are others in the area, reminding their children what to do if strangers approach.

"Even if they say, 'Oh, I know who you are, I know your parents or I know your name,' don't talk to anyone you don't know," she said. "They did (that) and I'm proud of them."

So far, no arrests have been made.

"I thought, this is crazy, I thought we lived in a safe neighborhood," the mother said. "They shouldn't be on the street. We tell them all the time to stay away from strangers."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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