Authorities investigate LI attempted abductions

November 16, 2010 2:29:30 PM PST
A third kidnapping attempt on Long Island has police increasing patrols. Parents are keeping a closer eye on their kids, and even scared some children into skipping trick-or-treating.

Eyewitness News is concealing the identity of the 11-year-old boy who claims he was followed home from Sewanaka High School by a man in a black SUV. Police have released surveillance video of the car in hopes of tracking this guy down.

Area patrols have been stepped up and kids are walking in groups after the three separate incidents in the Elmont area in close proximity to an elementary school.

The first on Doherty Avenue and Surprise street. The second on Benson avenue and Johnson and just this past weekend cops say a 15-year-old was verbally assaulted on Surprise street.

What's troubling to police is they believe the suspect is becoming more aggressive

Stephanie Marchetti says the attempted abductions are so alarming many children stayed in on Halloween. "Hardly any kids went out and I don't blame the parents.," she said.

One neighbor has 24 hour surveillance that captured the car circling the area, but neighbors are still worried.