BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) - Police in Belleville are concerned that they may have a potential child molestor making the rounds in their area.
A man was seen driving slowly through the 1800 block of Page in Belleville Tuesday afternoon, and “acting suspicious” around a group of girls playing nearby.
At one point, the man threw a ball near the girls for his dog to retrieve, possibly in an attempt to get closer to them, police say.
One girl was seen petting the dog as it sat in the subject’s car.
She was apparently grabbed by the man, but struggled to free her arm and was able to run away.
The man left the scene in a red, older-model vehicle.
Anyone with information should call Belleville police at (618) 234.1218.
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