Mt. Carmel police investigating possible attempted child abduction

8/19 Neighborhood Watch

MT. CARMEL, Ill. (WFIE) - Police in Mt. Carmel are investigating a possible attempted child abduction.

Officials say a report came in just after 5:30 Monday evening.

The caller told 911 a black SUV driven by a man with a white beard pulled into a driveway near 2nd and Mulberry Street and told a child who was playing to “come see Santa.”

Police say the child ran into a house and described the man as having a Santa-like appearance but was not overweight.

Officers say the SUV was last seen westbound on 2nd Street heading towards Market Street.

Anyone with information should call Mt. Carmel police.

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