Sheriff's office seeks help with attempted abduction
URBANA — The Champaign County sheriff's office is seeking information about a reported attempted abduction of two girls Wednesday afternoon in Urbana.
Neither girl was hurt, according to Lt. Greg Mills of the Champaign County sheriff's office.
According to a police report, Champaign County sheriff's deputies and Urbana police were called to the 1500 block of North Broadway Avenue, Urbana, at 3:11 p.m. after two 13-year-old girls reported an attempted abduction.
The girls said a school bus had dropped them off and they were walking a short distance toward their home when two men in a black pickup truck with possibly tinted windows asked them if they needed a ride.
The girls told the men they did not need a ride, and the truck left the area, headed south on Broadway.
The driver of the truck was described as a black man between 40 and 50 years old. He has a thin build with short black and gray hair, a royal blue shirt and prescription glasses.
The passenger in the truck was described as a black man in his 30s. He has a thin build with short black hair and was wearing a black and white striped shirt.
Persons with information about the incident are asked to call the Champaign County sheriff's office at 384-1204.
While local and state police were notified immediately about the attempted abduction, the sheriff's office did not release the information to the public until Thursday afternoon.