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BG Police want suspect to come forward in attempted abduction

Police believe this may be the suspect's vehicle. Police believe this may be the suspect's vehicle.
BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Bowling Green Police are investigating an attempted abduction that occurred Monday afternoon, just outside the police station.

Police say a woman tried to lure a girl into her car just after 4 p.m. near the intersection of Church Street and Wooster.

"She looked over, made eye contact with the passenger (of the suspect vehicle), then [the suspect] again said get in the vehicle and started opening the door," explained Major tony Hetrick of the BG Police. "So she ran to the police building and came inside and told dispatchers what just happened."

After reviewing surveillance video of the intersection, investigators found footage of a car that they believe may be the suspect's vehicle: an early ‘90s mid-sized gray sedan.

"It did not have a clear plate, so that's what we would have to find, and some characteristics of that vehicle that would match the video," Major Hetrick said.

The passenger that allegedly tried to lure the girl into the vehicle was described as a heavy-set woman, possibly in her mid-thirties, with a short, buzzed haircut.

Hetrick says the child was very alarmed when she came to the police station, so they are treating the incident as an attempted abduction, but they would like whoever is responsible to come forward and tell police their side of the story, just in case it was all a misunderstanding.

"If this person's out there and knows that they were in the vicinity of Church and Wooster, and talked to a young child and the child took off from them, it would be great if they would just come to us and tell us, ‘Hey, this is what happened,'" Hetrick said.

The police also urge all children to do exactly what the girl in this case did, if they ever find themselves in a similar situation – never get in the car with or talk to strangers.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Bowling Green Police at 419-352-8775.

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