Two Child Abduction Attempts Reported Near Metro East Schools

WOOD RIVER, Ill. (KMOX) — Police in the Metro East are investigating two apparent child abduction attempts. Both occurred Tuesday afternoon, but police say there are no indication the two cases are connected.

The first happened at about 3:30 p.m. in Brooklyn, when a bald white man in a green four-door Crown Victoria stopped a teenaged girl walking to Lovejoy High School. The teen said the man asked some questions, but then drove off after some other friends walked up.

If you have any information on this incident, please call the Brooklyn Police at 618-277-3505.

About an hour later, at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, a sixth grade boy walking home from Lewis and Clark Junior High in Wood River was approached by a man in a blue or purple car with tinted windows. According to the Alton Telegraph the boy dropped his belongings at North Sixth and Halloran and ran home.

Police say the boy was unable to see the man who ordered him into his car, nor could he identify the make or model of the car.

If you have any information on this incident, please call the Wood River Police at 618-251-3113.

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