Newark police investigation attempted child abduction

(WSYX/WTTE)

Newark police are investigating an attempted abduction that happened Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Newark Division of Police, at approximately 4 p.m. an unknown man approached a 10-year-old victim in the area of Marion Court and East Main Street.

The suspect was unsuccessful in enticing the victim into his vehicle. Police say the suspect attempted to grab the victim but the victim was able to escape and ran home.

The suspect stands at five-foot-nine inches and is heavy set, and his race is unknown. He was wearing a black hat, tan coat and driving a black SUV, possibly a Chevy Trailblazer.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Newark Division of Police (740) 670-7924 and ask to speak with Detective Michael Lake.

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