Columbia, IL police release sketch of abduction suspect

1:29 PM, Aug 18, 2012   |    comments
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Columbia, IL (KSDK)--Columbia, Illinois police have released a composite sketch and updated description of a man they say tried to abduct a young boy.

Police say a man called the boy over to his van around 8:00 p.m. Friday near Locust and North Main Street. When the boy, 11, got close, police say the man grabbed him and tried to pull him into the vehicle.

The child reportedly fought his way free, then ran away to find his older sister who called police. All of this happened during an annual festival in Columbia.

The suspect is described at a white man in his mid to late 30s with medium complexion and build.

He has brown hair cut in a short military style haircut and a "light" goatee. He also has a mole near his left nostril. He was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt similar to the color of the Green Bay Packers football team, though there was no logo on the shirt.

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

Anyone with information is urged to call 618-281-5151.





















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