Illinois State Police are investigating reports of attempted child abductions in central Macoupin County over the July 4th weekend.  Authorities say there have been multiple reports of such attempts in the Gillespie and Benld areas and are asking the public to be on alert.

State Police say according to the reports, a thin white male about 5’8’’ driving a late 90’s gold Ford pick-up with a lawn mower in the bed of the truck is suspected in these cases.  Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to contact their local police.


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