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ISP issues alert

Posted: Monday, Aug 26th, 2013

Sterling Illinois State Police District 1issued a community alert Friday after two attempted child abductions in the village of Compton. In late June and again on Aug. 22 the occupants of a white Volvo station wagon attempted to lure children into the vehicle in the area of the park in Compton. The occupants of the vehicle are offering rides to the children and when the rides are refused the occupants then order the children into the car.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Volvo station wagon, possible late 1990s, early 2000s model with tinted windows and a 12-24 inch scratch/dent on passenger side door area. The vehicle did have a front registration plate (state unknown) with only a small amount of alpha/numeric characters on it.

The sex or race of the driver is unknown; however the passenger is described as a white male in his early twenties with dark colored hair cut short.

Anyone with information on these incidents are urged to call Illinois State Police, District 1 at 815-632-4010 ext. 220.

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