Police searching for man who attempted to abduct girl from driveway

Whitman police are looking for a man who attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl on Friday afternoon.

The girl, who was playing with two other girls on Lazel Street, was making her way up a driveway when a man grabbed her from behind and covered her mouth with his hand, police said in a statement Saturday. Police believe the two other girls, who were nearby, may have startled the suspect who then ran off.

State police K-9 units responded to help with an extensive search of the area, and a description of the suspect was released based on an interview with the girl:

White male, 5’10’’, late 20’s to early 30’s, thin build, clean shaven, with acne on his face. Suspect was wearing black stocking hat, brown jacket, blue jeans, black shoes, and black fingerless gloves.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the police department at 781-447-1212.

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