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'He was just going to school' | Man tried to grab 10-year-old boy at Woodbridge bus stop, police say

Police are searching for two men in connection to this case.

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Prince William County Police are searching for two masked men who they say tried to abduct a 10-year-old boy in Woodbridge Wednesday morning. Detectives are asking anyone who may have information to contact them.

Investigators say the boy was walking to the bus stop in the area of 2800 Gloucester Court when a masked man approached him from a dark-colored vehicle and grabbed him. The boy was able to break free and run away from the man. Detectives say the man then got into a vehicle that was being driven by another masked man. The two men then left. 

The boy immediately told his family what happened and the family contacted the police. Detectives say the man did not speak to the boy or display any weapon during the encounter. 

Investigators with the Special Victims Bureau are searching for two men, both men were wearing ski masks. One man was wearing dark clothing and had the number two tattooed on his neck. The driver in the car was described as a man in a blue shirt and black pants.

Keyri Alvarez is Christian Cabllero's mother. She told WUSA9 that she plans to drop her son off and pick him up from the bus stop from now on. 

"It's just scary," Alvarez said. "You don't feel safe, honestly." 

Christian said he was turning to go to the bus stop when someone grabbed him from behind. He explained that he hit the suspect in the stomach with his elbow two or three times and then was able to run away. 

Christian was scared, saying he felt like he was going to throw up the whole time. As he ran, he said he could hear the driver say "Let's go before the cops come so we won't get arrested."

"I went to the bus stop and there was this mom and dad and I was sitting down with them to make it look like they were my parents and they went away," Christian said. 

Alvarez says she hopes police are able to find the suspects before another child goes through the same trauma. 

"I hope they get caught and they get put in jail," she said. Honestly, because they did that to my son, they're doing it to other kids as well."

As police continue to search for those responsible for the attempted abduction, Christian has a message for them. 

 "Stop what you're doing," he said. "You're not good at what you're doing and you'll mess up a kid's future if you keep doing this."

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703-792-7000 or submit a web tip to: pwcva.gov/policetip.

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