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MACOUPIN COUNTY, Ill. – Illinois State Police are investigating several attempted child abductions over the holiday weekend.

Police say the three attempted abductions happened in residential neighborhoods in the Gillespie and Benld area.

The suspect is described as a thin white man standing around 5'8" driving a late '90s gold Ford pickup truck with a lawn mower in the bed.

Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity should call police.

Police declined to go on camera. They say they're in the process of interviewing children.

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