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Wheaton police investigating attempted child abduction

A girl was outside when a male ran toward her, and later she was grabbed.

A male tried abducting a girl June 7.
A male tried to abduct a girl in the 300 block of South Pierce Avenue in Wheaton.
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Police are investigating after someone tried abducting a girl in west suburban Wheaton last week.

Officers responded at about 9:46 p.m. June 7 in the 300 block of South Pierce Avenue to reports of an attempted child abduction, Wheaton police said in a statement.

The girl was playing in the driveway of a residence when she heard a noise and saw a male running toward her, police said. She didn’t speak to him and ran inside.

He had a medium build and was wearing a green, white and red bandana around his neck with a white jacket and green shirt, police said.

Later, the girl went back outside with a flashlight looking for a pet when she was grabbed on her arm from behind, police said. She was able to free herself and run inside.

Anyone with information should contact Wheaton police at 630-260-2077.