Attempted child abduction reported in Colchester

Colchester police are investigating the report of an attempted child abduction Tuesday. Meanwhile, local citizens have gone to Facebook, warning the community of the alleged event.

According to Police Chief David Bland, his office received a report at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that several subjects in a sky blue van attempted to abduct a 12-year-old juvenile.

The juvenile reported four subjects in the van, all dressed in black.

The van reportedly slowed down and a passenger tried to grab the juvenile's arm.

The victim was able to pull away and run to a friend's house.

The juvenile told police that the van's license plate was covered with white paint.

Colchester police encourage anyone with information to call (309) 776-4050.