Authorities report attempted child abduction in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The South Bend Police Department is investigating an attempted child abduction that occurred near Leer Street and Indiana Street on Tuesday afternoon.

According to authorities, an unknown male approached a 9-year-old female.

The 9-year-old girl attempted to run away. The man followed her in his vehicle but she was able to get to safety, police say.

The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 20s or 30s and driving a silver Volkswagen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Bend Police Department 574-235-9201 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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