Mom says man tried to abduct her daughter at Edina Super Target

She described the terrifying incident on Facebook.
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A Twin Cities mother says a man tried to lure her 5-year-old daughter at a Super Target store in Edina.

The incident is described in a private Facebook post that has been copied and pasted by friends and shared on the social networking site.

The mother says her two girls aged 11 and 5 were with their nanny at the Super Target in the 7000 block of York Avenue around noon on Tuesday when an older man walked up to them.

He spoke to the older daughter, telling her: "I'll take the naughty little one with me."

He then spoke to the 5-year-old, saying: "Your mommy told me she had to leave and that I should take you home with me to my house and she can pick you up there."

The children's nanny was just feet away and immediately took them away to find security.

THANK GOD our nanny was right there," their mother wrote. "I don't think he realized that she was their caretaker – he had to think they were alone,"

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She describes him as being in his late 60s with light grey hair, about 6 foot tall, "frumpy" and with cataracts.

Police, Target investigate

An Edina Police spokesperson told BMTN that officers did respond to a suspicious person call at the store on Tuesday and that they are actively investigating it.

If you see something out of place, say something, they also advised.

In a statement to BMTN, a Target spokesperson said: "At Target, guest safety in our stores is very important to us and we take this situation seriously.

"We are aware of the incident and have been working with the Edina Police Department to share photos and video for use as they investigate."

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