Police investigating attempted child abduction reports

News-DemocratJuly 8, 2014 

Police in the Gillespie and Benld area are searching for a suspect who several residents said approached their children and tried to lure them into his vehicle.

Three separate attempted abduction reports, describing the same suspect, were reported to police over the 4th of July weekend.

According to police reports, the suspect is a white male described as having a thin build and being about 5-foot-8 in height. He was driving a gold Ford pick-up truck believed to be a late-90s model. The truck had a lawn mower in its bed.

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