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Preston Police Dept. investigates two reports of attempted abductions

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PRESTON (KWWL) -

Police officers in Preston in Jackson County are investigating two reports of attempted child abductions.

The first incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Friday, February 14th in the area of DeGroat Street and Main Street.

The Preston Police Department said a seven-year-old girl reported a man in dark clothing tried to grab her by the shoulder. She bit the man, and he ran away.

A second incident was reported to the Preston Police Department around 9 p.m. on February 14th, but the incident happened about 90 minutes earlier.

Two, 13-year-old boys reported they were approached by a man in the area of DeGroat Street and Mitchell Street. The boys said they ran away and the man yelled at them before getting back into his vehicle.

The boys told officers the man was driving a green minivan and a female passenger was inside.

Police said the suspect is a white male, about 6 feet tall, with scruffy facial hair. There was no description of the female passenger.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Preston Police Department at 563-689-6868.

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