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Police Release Sketch Of Attempted Child Abduction Suspect

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COLUMBIA, IL. (KTVI) –Around 8:00 pm Friday night, an attempt was made to abduct an 11-year-old boy in the middle of Columbia, IL.  The child says a white man stopped near Locust and N. Main Street and  asked him for directions.  It was then the man grabbed the boy's arm and tried to pull him into a mini-van. On Saturday police released an composite sketch.

The boy broke free and ran back to his sister on West Main Street.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 30’s.  He had a medium build and complexion.  His brown hair was cut in a very short military style.  He also had a light goatee and a mole near his left nostril.  The subject was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt. Though there was nothing on the sweatshirt, the color is described as similar to the color of the Green Bay Packers football team.  

The man was driving a dark red or maroon 2002 to 2005 Dodge Caravan with red front license plate and white letters.

If you have any information on the driver or the mini-van, you’re urged to call the Columbia Police at 618-281-5151.