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NYPD investigate possible abduction of teen boy near Staten Island Mall

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HEARTLAND VILLAGE, Staten Island –– An MTA bus driver called police Sunday afternoon when he thought he saw a child being forced into the trunk of a car near the Staten Island Mall, but police said there’s no evidence to suggest that happened.

Officers responded to a 911 call at about 1:50 p.m. after an on-duty MTA bus driver saw the suspicious activity happening in the trunk of a black Honda Accord near Marsh Avenue and Richmond Hill Road, NYPD said.

Hours of investigating later, police said there was no confirmed abduction at that location and no one was reported missing from that area as of late Sunday.