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Reward offered in attempted child abduction case

A man tries to kidnap a child in a Jefferson City neighborhood.

The would-be victim tells police she was on the way to West Elementary School near Hayselton and Allen drives at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday when the suspect tried to grab her off her bicycle. She got away and got to school safely.

She said the suspect is a white man in his 30’s with scruffy facial hair, brown hair, and crooked teeth. He was driving a bright red, four-door pickup, probably a Ford, with “FX” on the side.

CrimeStoppers is now offering a $500 reward for info leading to the arrest of the suspect. Call 573-659-TIPS.

(This story was last updated at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday.)

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