Police: Man tried to kidnap children while mother voted

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Police say a man tried to lure two children into a minivan while their mother was voting inside a church.

On Tuesday, the children sat on a bench outside the United Church of Christ in New Smyrna.

The 7-year-old and 9-year-old told police the man got out of the white vehicle and asked if they wanted to play with some other kids in his van.

That’s when the kids ran inside the church and told their mother what happened.

At that point, she called police.

Investigators are looking at surveillance video from the area to try to track down the suspect.

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