Crime Tracker: Police Look for Clues in Alleged Attempted Abduction


COLES COUNTY, IL - Authorities are asking for your help to track down a man who allegedly tried to abduct a young boy.

The 12-year-old told Coles County investigators he was riding his bicycle home Tuesday evening when a man in an older black Ford pickup approached him and offered him a ride home.

The boy declined, but says the driver followed him and tried to grab him through the window.

The incident allegedly took place on Lake Road, southwest of Mattoon.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact detectives at 348-0588.


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