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Hingham Police warn of alleged attempted child abduction

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  March 22, 2013 04:13 PM

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Hingham Police have asked residents to be careful after a 13-year-old girl was allegedly approached by a stranger Wednesday evening.

According to police, the girl called 911 on her cell phone at about 8:39 p.m. to report that she was jogging on Wanders Drive when a man in a van drove up beside her.

The man reportedly opened his driver’s door and reached out in what the victim described as an attempt to grab her. The van did not stop and the driver did not speak to the girl at all, she said.

The girl told police that she screamed “get away from me” and then ran into the woods where she called 911. Officers met her on Wanders Drive.

The vehicle was described as a tan or yellowish minivan, and the driver described as a white man approximately 35-40 years old, wearing a black North face jacket and jeans.

Numerous officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the van. Police said no one else had reported a similar incident.

Anyone with information on this incident or who were driving a van at the time in
the Wanders Drive or adjoining Upland Drive neighborhood (which is off Prospect Street, near the Norwell town line), should contact Detective Robert Mansfield at 781-749-1212.

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