Attempted Child Abduction in Columbia Illinois
Additional suspect description information from police at 5:00 p.m., Saturday August 18, 2012.
Police sketch added: 1:15pm on Saturday, August 18, 2012.
COLUMBIA, IL. (KMOX) – Police continue to look for a man who attempted to abduct an eleven year old boy in Columbia Illinois.
It happened around 8 oclock Friday night in the 100 block of West Locust in Columbia. The suspect, who police believe was driving a maroon van, tried to pull the boy into the vehicle but the child fought him off and ran.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 30’s, medium build, short brown hair and a light goatee, with a mole near his left nostril. Police say he was wearing a green, Green Bay Packer hooded sweatshirt.
The boy told police his van had a red license plate in the front with white letters. Police are asking anyone who may see this vehicle to contact them.