Moberly police seek suspect in attempt to abduct girl, 10

Thursday, August 11, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:02 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

Moberly police are searching for a man in connection with the possible attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl late Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of Taylor Street in Moberly while the child’s mother was unloading her car, Sgt. Kevin Palmattory said. The suspect reportedly tried to lead the child away by the wrist but ran away when the child broke free.

The girl was not hurt in the incident.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot black male in his 20s with short black hair and a thin build. He was last seen running north on Bertley Street and was reportedly wearing a white T-shirt, blue-jean shorts that hung below his knees and a gold “rope-like” necklace.

Anyone with information on the incident can call Moberly Police at 660-263-0346 or the Crime Line at 660-269-TIPS. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to arrest and conviction.

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