St. Ann police investigate attempted abduction

ST. ANN (KSDK) – Police say two men driving a maroon Chevy Malibu tried to entice a 13-year-old boy to get inside their car.

It happened on Tuesday morning as the victim walked to Hoech School. The two men – who police say were in their 60s – asked the boy if he wanted a ride. The victim declined, but the vehicle continued to drive alongside him. Finally, a little bit more forcefully, the drivers told the boy that he needed to get inside the vehicle.

The victim then fled the area, and the vehicle drove away.

Authorities have reported three similar incidents in the area in recent weeks, however, they say there's no indication they're related.

The St. Ann police chief said he can't be sure these claims are legitimate, but he has to investigate every report based on the assumption that they are.

The previous incidents happened in Lake St. Louis, West Alton and Troy, Ill.


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