Pottawatomie Co. Warns Of Attempted Child Abduction

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ST. MARYS, Kan. (WIBW) - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to beon the lookout for a suspect and vehicle involved in an attempted child abduction in St. Marys.

In a news release, Sheriff Greg Riat says an 11-year-old girl told authorities that around 3:30 pm Thursday, she was walking near 3rd and Palmer and Lasley streets when she was twice approached by a van. The child says the second time, the van stopped near her and the driver yelled, "Hey, come here."

The girl then ran home and reported what happened.

Riat says the girl described the van as a white Chevy with three windows on each side, dents and scratches on the passenger side and tinted rear windows. She also believed it had a blue-colored license plate that said Nebraska.

She described the driver as a man in his late twenties with a short goatee wearing black sunglasses and a plain black baseball cap.

Anyone with information should contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office at 785-457-3353 or St. Marys Police at 785-437-2311.

Posted by Melissa Brunner