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St. Tammany Sheriff investigating report of attempted abduction


Covington, La. - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office is investigating an attempted abduction that occurred Wednesday evening in the parking lot at the Lowe's in Covington. 

Police are looking for the driver of an older model, black Ford pickup truck. Police say around 6pm,  deputies received a call from a 20 year old female store employee who reported a man driving the truck attempted to lure her into the vehicle as she was waiting outside the store for her ride home to arrive. 

The employee told deputies the man displayed a handgun as he was attempting to get her to enter the truck.  The woman reported that the man quickly drove away when she ran toward the entrance to the store yelling for help.

The man was described to deputies as a white male, approximately 60 years old, grey hair with goatee, droopy/bushy eyebrows, wearing a Hawaiian style shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911.

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