Nassau and Suffolk police are investigating three reports of attempted abductions in the last week.  In each incident, students said they were approached by at least one man in a car, often as they walked to or from school.  In Rockville Centre, a 9 year old girl on her way to North Oceanside road School No. 5 was approached by a man in a white truck at Long Beach and Merrick roads.  On Tuesday, a 12 year old boy, walking home from football practice was approached by a man in a red Ford minivan around 6:50 p.m. at Stanton and Westervelt avenues and a short time later at nearby Russell Street in Baldwin.  The other attempt was in Suffolk, in Commack.  There, two elementary-age boys playing basketball in a front yard were approached Sunday by two men in their early 20s driving a blue/gray car.  They asked the boys if they wanted to go for a ride.

(New York)