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Attempted child abduction reported in Delaware

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DELAWARE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- The Delaware Police Department is investigating an alleged child abduction that occurred Thursday afternoon.

Police said the a 12-year-old girl told officers she was walking on Pennsylvania Avenue near Dempsey Middle School when she was approached by an unknown adult male driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe around 4:50 p.m. The girl told police the man slowed his vehicle alongside the her and offered her a ride when she refused and ran from the area.

The suspect was described as caucasian, clean shaven, approximately 40 years of age, and wearing black sunglasses. He was last seen driving the black Tahoe east on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has additional information should contact the Police tip line at (740)203-1112 or e-mail officers.

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