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Walnut Police investigating abduction attempt

WALNUT – Walnut Police are looking for a man who they say tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl Thursday evening in the 100 block of North Main Street.

According to Chief Thomas Ptasnik:

The girl was riding her bike about 9 p.m. with two friends. She hurt her leg and told her friends to go on without her. Within a minute, a man in a silver-gray van approached her and asked if she was all right. She said she was fine, and when he asked her if she wanted a ride, she declined. He got out of the van and grabbed her.

The girl kicked him and screamed; he dropped her and drove off, Ptasnik said.

The van last was seen southbound on Main. The man, a stranger to the girl, is 50ish, with black hair and no facial hair or distinguishing marks or scars. He was wearing a black shirt with a gray circle and a white design in the circle and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information can call Walnut police, 815-379-9000 or 815-303-8081, or the anonymous reward hotline, CrimeStoppers, 800-939-6929.

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