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Police seeking information in attempted child abductions

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 8/16/2013

The Mansfield Police Department is seeking the public's help in catching man accused of a string of attempted juvenile abductions.

The police department has taken three reports since Aug. 12. In all the incidents the suspect confronted juveniles who were walking by themselves. The incidents occurred between 6:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. in the areas of the 1000 block of N. Main St., 500 block of Central Ave. and the 800 block of Woodville Rd.

The suspect in all the incidents is described as a white male.

The latest incident resulted in minor injuries of the victim which was the result of a struggle.

According to aMansfield Police report, a 17-year-old boy was walking home from work early Friday around 1:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Main Streetwhen he was approached by a man asking him if needed a ride. The boydeclined the offer and the man left the scene.

The teen said the man returned, got out of hisvehicle, walked up to him and asked if he needed a ride home. When the teen turned away from the man and starting walking away, the man grabbed him from behind and when he turned around he punched the boy in themouth.

The teen fought back. The man got backinto his vehicle and left the area when he saw a carcoming down the street.

The teen said the man was driving a blue pickup truck.

The suspect is described as a white male, with a dark mustache, skinny build, between the age of 35 to 55 years old. There have been three vehicle descriptions used in the incidents. The suspect used a white 4-door car, a dark blue van and blue 4-door pickup truck. The truck has rust on the driver side rear wheel and a decal or sticker in the back window that resembled a bird.

Anyone with information can contact the Mansfield Police Department at 419-522-1234 or Sgt. Doug Noblet 419-755-9764.

   
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