Crime

Woman reports attempted kidnapping in Philipsburg

Centre Daily Times, file

State police at Philipsburg are investigating a report of an attempted kidnapping Sunday.

According to police, it happened at about 11 p.m., when an 18-year-old woman was walking on East Pine Street near Sixth Street.

The woman told police she saw an “older black sedan” with a broken driver’s side headlight at the intersection. When walking by the car, she was approached by the driver as the passenger got out of the car and crossed the street.

“The driver grabbed her and attempted to get her to come with him,” police said in a release.

The woman was able to free herself and run away, while the two men got back into the car and drove in an unknown direction, according to police.

The men are described as white and in their 30s. The driver was bald with a tribal tattoo on his left arm and stood about 6 feet, 3 inches tall. The passenger wore a tan cowboy hat and was about 5 feet, 8 inches tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 342-3370.

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