8-year-old girl escapes possible abduction

The Camp Point Police Department needs your help to find someone who attempted to abduct a child Monday night.

According to Police Chief Randy Mathewson, an 8-year-old girl was approached just before 9 p.m.

Reports say a dark-colored pick up truck with a male occupant drove up to the girl.

The girl says the man offered her candy, money and a doll if she jumped into the truck for a ride.

Her mother says her daughter escaped on her bicycle.

Mathewson says the incident happened on side streets near the elementary school.

If you have any details about the suspect or his whereabouts, contact the Camp Point Police Department at 217-593-6622.