On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at approximately 2:26 PM, Waterloo Police were dispatched to Essex Drive and Idaho Street on report of an attempted child abduction.

The victim, a nine-year-old girl, was walking home from Highland School, 812 Idaho Street, when a black van stopped her at the intersection of Essex Drive and Idaho Street. A white female passenger got out of the van and grabbed the girl by the collar of her coat. The girl got away and the female got back in the van and took off.

The passenger was described as a white female, middle aged with grey hair, 5'9, medium build wearing a black shirt and black pants. The driver of the van was described as a black male, middle aged, with grey hair. The black van had no windows. Possible license plate on the van includes the numbers similar to "1050"

The van was last seen driving south on Idaho Street towards Dubuque Road.

Anyone with information about the van or suspects are asked to call the Waterloo Police Department at 319-291-2515.

Captain Tim Pillack
Waterloo Police Investigations



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