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Abduction attempt reported in Marseilles

Police to step up patrols of area bus stops

Published: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 4:59 p.m. CST

MARSEILLES — Marseilles Police are investigating a reported attempted abduction that took place early Thursday morning, according to a Marseilles Police Department press release.

According to the release, police received the report at about 7:05 a.m. that the incident occurred at about 6:50 a.m. at an unspecified location in the east side of Marseilles.

Police responded to the area and patrolled all other bus stops in an attempt to locate the reported vehicle, which was described as an older-model white Buick four-door with rust on the body. No license plate information was reported.

The driver of the vehicle was described as a white male in his 30s with buzzed hair. He was also reportedly smoking.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Marseilles Police Department at (815) 795-2131.

According to the release, Marseilles police are continuing the investigation and are increasing police patrols at Marseilles bus stops. The department has also forwarded information about the incident to other area law enforcement agencies.

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