- Associated Press - Thursday, June 14, 2018

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Long Island say two men both wearing yellow pants and blue shirts attempted to kidnap a pair of 8-year-old girls who were playing in a backyard.

Nassau County police said Wednesday that the kidnapping attempt took place Tuesday afternoon in Mineola.

Police say the girls were confronted by the unidentified men while they were playing in one of their backyards, and the men attempted to lure them into a vehicle. When the girls ran away, the would-be abductors ran after them.

Officials say one of the victims was punched in the face but she screamed and kicked one of the men, causing both men to flee.

The suspects were described as around 6 feet tall with beards and wearing yellow pants and blue shirts.

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