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MANSFIELD -- Mansfield police are investigating the reported attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl Sunday night, according to a press release issued Monday afternoon.

"We are following up on the incident," Capt. Shari Robertson said. "We do not have any suspects at this time. We are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the incident, which occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday in the area of Weldon and West Third streets, to please contact us at 419-755-9724."

According to the incident report, officers were contacted after two witnesses were heard yelling, "Call the policeI" The witnesses, a 19-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, were walking in the area when a small silver four-door vehicle -- possibly a Honda -- stopped in the middle of the road.

One witness told police two males got out of the vehicle with masks covering their faces. One was described as six-feet tall and black. He was wearing all black clothing. The other was described as white with green or dark-colored jeans and a white T-shirt. 

"The males attempted to grab (the victim) and force her into the vehicle," the report reads. "The victim's shirt was ripped when she pulled away from the males. (A witness) began to scream at the males, as he was a distance from (the victim)."

The report states the males fled south. One left on foot toward the downtown area. The other fled in the vehicle with the driver. The report does not describe which male fled in which direction. 

One witness said the vehicle's exhaust is loud.

The victim refused any medical treatment and displayed no injuries.

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Noah Jones is host to The Open Mic Podcast -- available on Apple Podcasts! He is the crime, education and music reporter for Richland Source. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a giant Cardinals fan.