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Wheaton police investigate attempted child abduction

WHEATON - Wheaton police say an attempted child abduction occurred June 7 in the 300 block of South Pierce Avenue.

The incident took place when a female child was playing in the driveway of the residence at about 9:46 p.m. when she heard a noise, according to a Wheaton Police Department news release. She turned and saw a white male running toward her.

The male had a medium build and was wearing a a white jacket, green shirt and green, white and red bandanna around his neck, the report stated.

The child ran into her house, and no words were exchanged. The child returned outside with a flashlight to search for a family pet. As she was searching for the pet, she was approached from behind and scratched on her arm before being grabbed on the arm, according to the report.

The child was able to free herself and run inside her house. A dark-colored sedan was seen in the area earlier, but it is unknown if it was involved in the incident. 

Police continue to investigate the report and encourage anyone with information to contact Lt. Bill Cooley at 630-260-2077.