INSPECTOR Jinky Lou Ramos, head of the Bacolod City Police Office Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD), reminded parents to always tell their children not to talk to strangers to avoid untoward incidents.

Ramos said parents of children especially those in grade school should ensure that their children are safe when going to school and going home.

The WCPD issued the reminder after a concerned netizen posted a story on social networking site Facebook about what happened to his son that could be related to new kidnapping modus in the city.

He said that during lunchtime on Tuesday, someone approached his son at school while he was waiting be fetched.

The stranger told his son to go with him because his mother was waiting for him.

The netizen said his son told the stranger that he has to get something inside the school. The stranger told his son to leave his bag and his son ran inside the school instead. The boy just watched the guy, who left after five minutes.

Ramos said this could be one of the modus of the suspects, but she said they haven’t received any complaint about the incident.

Based on police intelligence, there is no presence of abduction or kidnapping group in Bacolod.

“Parents should advise their children not to accept candies, or a ride from strangers,” Ramos said.