Urbana Police report attempted abductions

Champaign Police reported multiple attempted child abductions last week, and Urbana Police now report that one happened Tuesday and another Aug. 31.

According to the report, a 14-year-old girl was walking in the 1600 block of Kinch Street when a male in a pickup truck asked if she needed a ride. The girl said “no,” and the man drove away.

The suspect was described as a black male with a “chubby” face who was about 30 years old. He was wearing a red shirt or jacket and had a mustache.

The truck was described as a small, newer-looking pickup truck. It was silver and had a gold stripe.

An Urbana Middle School student was walking near Florida and Broadway avenues when a man approached him in a four-door car. The student continued walking until he got home.

According to the report, the student said the man was a white male with red hair, a muscular build and a goatee. He was about 40 years old.

Urbana Police said in the report that they have been coordinating with the Urbana School District, other law enforcement agencies and concerned parents to help stop these abduction attempts. They have placed additional patrols around school zones.