ALTON —Police are investigating an attempted child abduction Tuesday afternoon.
Pfc. Emily Hejna said a 14-year-old Alton resident reported that a man tried to lure him into his truck at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alby and Brentwood. The suspect is described as a thin white man in his 30s with dark brown hair that is long but not past his ears. The truck is an older-model, black, box-style Chevrolet pickup with an extended cab and long bed.
The boy refused to get into the vehicle, went to a nearby house and called his parents, Hejna said.
Anyone with information about the incident can call Alton Police at 618-463-3505. Hejna said a license plate number would be helpful in identifying the suspect.