Springfield Police Investigate Attempted Abductions of Young Girls

Oct 10, 2018

Springfield Police Vehicle
Credit City of Springfield

The first incident happened on September 17. A 13-year-old girl was waiting for her school bus at Seminole and Weller when a white male in a white vehicle attempted to entice her into his vehicle, according to the Springfield Police Department.  She refused and ran.

The second incident happened October 8.  Two 13-year-old girls and one 12-year-old girl had just gotten off their school bus at Pickwick and Wayland when they noticed a white male get out of his vehicle and begin following them.  They began running and screaming, and the man ran from the area.

All of the girls described the suspect as an older heavy-set white male with gray hair and a scruffy beard.  The vehicle was described as a larger older white car with four doors.  Both incidents took place in close proximity to one another.

Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information to contact the police department at (417) 864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPS.