Police in California, Missouri are asking for help in identifying a suspect in an attempted abduction yesterday (Wednesday).

Officer were notified about the attempted abduction around 5:30 last (Wednesday) night at the Village Green Shopping Center.

Apparently an older white man described as thin, with a scraggly gray beard, and driving an early to mid 1980’s model two-tone blue van came up to a teenage boy and tried to get him inside of the vehicle.

There were no license plates on the front or back of the van.

The teen was able to get away safe and police were called.

Anyone with information is asked to call the California Police Department.