Two More Attempted Abductions in Champaign


Champaign IL – Police are now investigating two more attempted abductions that happened Thursday. The first happened while a fifth grader was waiting for her school bus just before 8 am, at the intersection of North 5th Street and East Columbia. The girl was asked by the suspect several times if she wanted a ride.

The suspect is described as a man in his late 20's or early 30's, with short brown hair, a light brown beard and a mustache. He was driving a small silver door car with a white tiger sticker on the window.

A second attempt happened just before 4pm near Williamsburg and Thornton Street. A seven year old boy was approached by two men in a black pick up truck. One has short blond hair and was wearing glasses and a dark green shirt. The second has blue eyes, short blond hair and was wearing a black T-shirt.

Police think the attempted abductions may be related. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 373-TIPS.

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