Mt. Carmel Police investigate possible attempted child abduction


MT. CARMEL, Ill. (WEHT) — Mt. Carmel Police are investigating after a caller reported a possible attempted child abduction.

Police say around 5:30 p.m. Monday, a caller said a black SUV driven by an older white male with a white beard pulled into a driveway, stopped a child playing in the area and told her to “come see Santa.” The child ran inside the home.

The vehicle, which had a front license plate on it, was last seen westbound on 2nd Street headed towards Market Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mt. Carmel Police Department at 618-262-4114 or dial 911.

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(This story was originally published on Aug. 18, 2020)


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