"I was walking my dog this past week down Hugh Avenue and definitely I did see a white SUV pass me and I do believe there were two guys in there," says Margaret Courtney, who adds the SUV was driving "very slow".
We spoke to the family of the victim. His grandfather says he told the boy a few months ago if a stranger approaches him in a car to run away and tell him. That's exactly what the boy did on Monday.
But the family says the boy is still scared and he's had nightmares since the attempted abduction.
Families in the neighborhood are taking precautions.
The Blanks live on Peyton Street and are a very active family. But you won't see the kids out front anymore. Instead they're allowed to play in the backyard.
Barbie Blank says after her neighbor's son was nearly abducted, she held an emergency family meeting.
"We talked very much about strangers and the stranger danger and not going anywhere near them," says Blank.
Her kids heard the message loud and clear.
"Not to come outside unless she's out there and never talk to strangers," says Wyatt Blank.
Roanoke County police are searching for two men they say tried to abduct a six-year-old boy.
Investigators say this happened at about 5:30 p.m. Monday, on Peyton Street. That's in the Summerdean subdivision in north Roanoke.
Officers say the the child's grandfather reported the incident. The grandfather said the two men were driving in a white SUV, when they tried to lure his grandson into their vehicle. The child didn't get in, and ran back to his grandfather's house. After hearing what happened, the child's grandfather left the house in his own car and tried to find the two men. They were gone.
Officers say the two men are described as white and in their mid-20's. They were wearing ball caps with some type of Indiana logo on them. The white SUV also had a trailer hitch.
If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call Roanoke County Detective K. Saul at (540) 562-3256.