Police investigating attempted abduction of 12-year-old boys

EDMONDS, Wash. -- Police are investigating the attempted abduction of two 12-year-old boys that happened two weeks ago as the boys were walking home from an Edmonds McDonald's.

According to the Edmonds Police Department, the victims were walking in the 23100 block of 102nd Place West around 2:30 p.m. July 15 when a dark gray or silver Volvo SUV with roof rails pulled up next to them.

One of the victims told police a woman in the car asked him where he lived, and he answered far away from there. The victim said the woman offered him and his friend a ride, and a man in the car demanded the victims get in.

According to police, the victim grabbed his friend and they ran onto the old Edmonds High School property, hopping a fence and a gate to get away.

Edmonds Police Sgt. Mark Marsh said the victims didn't report the incident until three days later when one of the boys casually mentioned it to his father and his father called police.

The victim described the would-be abductors as a white man in his 30s with a stocky build and short, dark-colored, wavy hair containing hair product and a white woman in her 30s with dark, medium-length hair in a ponytail to just below her shoulders.

Marsh said detectives are still trying to set up an interview with the second victim, who they hope will be able to provide them with more details about the would-be abductors.