Police say that a woman attempted to abduct an 11-year-old girl Thursday morning as the girl waited at her bus stop.
The attempted abduction happened around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, as the girl was waiting for a bus at the corner of West Ripa Avenue and Lark Avenue in Lemay.
The girl is a student in the Hancock Place School District.
A car pulled up near the girl, and the suspect got out, approached the girl and tried to talk with her. The girl did not respond to the suspect, who became upset, police said.
The woman yelled at the girl to get into her car, but the girl refused.
Witnesses walking in the area started to take notice of the suspect, who got in the car and took off, police said.
The suspect is described as a white woman in her 20s with long blonde hair, with a pink stripe in the hair. Her car is a white four-door sedan.
The South County Precinct responded to the scene, and detectives from the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons are investigating the case.
Police say that the public should be “vigilant in reporting suspicious persons and activity,” and parents should tell their children “how to be proactive if confronted by a possible abductor.”
Police ask anyone with information to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at (636) 529-8210 to speak to investigators.
To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477) if you have any information regarding the incident.