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Police ID suspect in attempted child abduction
Online Staff Report
Police say they have identified a suspect in what is being called an abduction attempt that occurred on Rockford’s west side Monday, Feb. 24.
According to police, a man in his 40s attempted to lure a group of juvenile girls into his pickup truck by offering them candy near Elm Street and Howard Avenue. The suspect was later spotted in the 200 block of South Central Avenue, near Ellis Arts Academy.
Police say they located the green Chevrolet pickup and the suspect Wednesday near Chestnut Street and Stewart Avenue.
As of this report, no charges have been filed and the suspect’s name has not been released. Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato’s office is reviewing the case, authorities said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Rockford Police shift commander at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.