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Frankfort police searching for person suspected of trying to kidnap child

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Jul 14, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — Police are searching for a person they say tried to kidnap a child Thursday.

Officers began their investigation after they responded about 11:14 a.m. to the area of East Street and Walnut Street/U.S. 421 for a report of a kidnapping, according to the Frankfort Police Department.

An investigation found the suspect forced a child about a block from their home before they were able to escape and return home.

The suspect was described as a Black male, clean-shaven, wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

Police say they've interviewed several people and checked for possible surveillance video near Van Buren and Walnut streets, which is where the suspect was last reported seen.

Police are asking anyone who lives in a four-mile radius of East and Walnut streets to check their home surveillance cameras for any recordings.

At 4 p.m., Frankfort Police released doorbell video of a vehicle that may be involved in the kidnapping.

Frankfort Kidnapping Vehicle of Interest

Frankfort PD explained they are interested in the vehicle that stops and turns around in the intersection. If you recognize the vehicle, contact 765-654-6480 or Clinton County Central Dispatch 765-654-4431.

Anyone with more information is urged to call 911 or Clinton County Central Dispatch at the number above.