Attempted abduction investigated


Delaware police are investigating a possible attempted abduction Wednesday afternoon.

About 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, an 8-year-old girl was walking to a family member’s home on Troy Road in the area of Hickory Lane when she was approached by a man in a dark gray truck and was offered a ride, police said. The girl refused the ride and the man grabbed her arm before she got away, police said

Police said the girl and driver both fled the area.

Police say the man has been described as a white male between the ages of 30 and 40, with short brown/gray hair and an unshaven face with gray stubble. He was reportedly wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt with white paint on it.

Police are also searching for the truck the man drove which was described as dark gray with damage to the rear end.

Police said Thursday they had received some leads but an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 740-203-1111.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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