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|Stranger danger: Man attempts to lure girl into vehicle|
|Written by Gillian Smith|
|Wednesday, 04 September 2013 09:25|
Duxbury Police are currently investigating an incident in which a nine-year-old girl was approached by a male who attempted to lure her into his car.
The suspicious event happened Sunday evening, Sept. 1, at approximately 6 p.m. on Buckboard Road. The girl was walking along the road and was approached by a vehicle operated by a white male. The operator attempted to lure the girl into his vehicle by stating he had something for her in the car.
The child began to run away from the car and the man, who police say was described as being in his late twenties to early thirties, pulled up to the girl again and continued the attempt. The girl cried out and ran away from the vehicle and the suspect left the area.
The vehicle was described as a small black sedan with round headlights. The suspect was described as wearing a heavily stained t-shirt and jeans and was of medium build with “messy,” medium length brown hair. The child was not physically harmed.
Superintendent Benedict Tantillo sent a memo out to parents on Monday evening, informing them of the situation.
“[The suspect] told the girl that his daughter was in the same class and he had something for her,” Tantillo said. “I ask that our parents reemphasize with their children never to approach a stranger’s car, no matter what that person says and to report the incident to a parent as soon as possible.”
The Duxbury Police are appealing to the community for any information on the incident. Parents are urged to dis- cuss stranger danger with children to re-enforce strategies to keep them safe. Detectives Dennis McKenney and Dan Brown of the Duxbury Police Criminal Investigation Bureau are leading the probe into the matter. Anyone with information should call the police immediately at 781-934-5656.