Monticello Attempted Child Abduction

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Monticello IL – A second report of an attempted child abduction in Central Illinois took place in a three day period. Monticello Police say three 12 year old girls were approached by a woman in an older pickup truck with a red topper near Lincoln Elementary School.

The woman asked the kids if they would help her, and the male passenger look for their dog. The driver is described as having brownish/blondish hair with purple streaks. The man has some piercing's and at least one tattoo.

Anyone with information concerning this is encouraged to call 911. The other attempted abductions happened in Paxton. Police say a man tried to abduct a child Sunday afternoon near Washington and Prospect Streets. Police do not believe the incidents are related.

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