Police Investigate Attempted Child Abduction in Reading

Reading, Pa. (WTXF) Police are investigating an attempted child abduction incident in Reading, Pa.

The alleged incident happened on Friday, November 6 th around 5:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Minor Street in Reading.

Police released a photo of the suspect's vehicle. The vehicle is described as a 2005-2009 white VW Jetta. The suspect was described as a white male with short red hair, 5'8" - 5'10", about 175 pounds, and 20-30 years of age, according to police. Investigators say the suspect said that he was collecting hair samples for Amber Alert and left the area before the police arrived.

If you do have information about the suspect or the vehicle, please contact the Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116 or post it in their message box, and reference it to assignment number 2015-64016. If you do have information, please do not post it publicly.If you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so.