Alton police are investigating an alleged attempted child abduction late Tuesday afternoon. It happened near the intersection of Alby Street and Brentwood Boulevard. Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna says the intended victim reports the suspect to be a thin white male in his 30’s with black hair.
She says the vehicle is a dark colored older Chevy truck, with a boxy appearance, extended cab and long bed, and dents on the passenger side.
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She says the 14-year-old boy ran away to a nearby house where he knew the residents and called his parents. If you recognize the suspect or the truck, call Alton Police at 463-3505.
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