SIKESTON -- Authorities are continuing their search today for a man wanted in connection with an abduction attempt of a 12-year-old girl.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was notified of an apparent abduction attempt at the intersection of Courtney and Pine streets.
The 12-year-old girl described the assailant as a white male in a white, silver or gray van.
The van was an older model, window-style van. The second digit in the license plate was the letter "R" and the 5th digit of the license plate was the number "2," according to a news release from DPS.
The man was identified as being approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall; stocky build; and wearing a white T-shirt with dirt or food stains on it. The subject also either has stitches or a tattoo on the right wrist area.
According to the victim's description, the subject has black hair with some gray, as well as a black, full beard and mustache with some graying.
No further information on the attempted abduction could be obtained from DPS.
If anyone has any information as it relates to this case they should contact the Sikeston Department of Public Safety at 471-1500 or 471-4711. All tips can remain anonymous.