The Vichy gendarmerie company is looking for a man suspected of having attempted to abduct a child, reports the regional daily La Montagne on Friday.
A call for witnesses was launched and a composite portrait was drawn up.
The facts took place Monday, June 7, around 5 p.m., road from Montmarault to Chantelle, specifies the local newspaper.
The victim of this kidnapping attempt is a 12-year-old boy.
The man fled on foot.
The gendarmes ask people likely to help them to alert the community of brigades of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule at 04.70.45.30.50, during the day, or on 17 (emergency call center of the national gendarmerie ) after 6 p.m.