Facebook post warning of El Paso kidnapping attempts have not been reported to police

El Paso News

If the Facebook posts of kidnapers prowling El Paso are true, then they haven’t been reported to police.

Over the last few days, Facebook posts circulating around El Paso warning women with a story of an attempted abduction. 

The posts have been shared repeatedly on Facebook. The original poster wrote they witnessed women entering a store claiming a man in a vehicle tried to kidnap them. The original post has been shared as a screenshot.

“It can cause people to get alarmed to situations that may not really exist. We’re not minimizing what this type of call was but we can’t draw a conclusion that there was a danger to anybody,” Sgt. Enrique Carrillo with EPPD tells KTSM.

The El Paso Police Department only received one call reporting a similar incident back on the 19th of this month, however no potential suspect was found.

“None of the authors of these post have been vetted nor any of the information posted or re-posted confirmed,” a statement from police said. “At this time, nothing to confirm the veracity of these posts.”

Police still remind residents to be alert and aware of surroundings at all times and always report suspicious activity to police.

“We don’t have any missing persons that are unaccounted for and we have no information that there is a crew out there looking to kidnap anybody,” Carrillo shared.

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