New Britain Police Department have made an arrest in a kidnap attempt that gained public attention after video from a security camera surfaced, showing the van which approached the girl. And police say they’re investigating whether he might have made other similar attempts.
The 12-year-old told them she was in the Park Drive-Uncas Road area July 13 when a man in a mini-van approached her. She told police that when she rebuffed him, he drove off, but made a U-turn back toward her and got out of the vehicle. She ran home and called police.
Police say she described the driver as an older man with a grey beard and grey hair, and said the vehicle was a grey mini-van, dirty aroiund the bottom, with a defective door handle. She said the license number included an “X.”
Police arrested 67-year-old Oscar Diaz of Ward Street, New Britain, on a charge of attempted kidnapping and one of breach of peace. Po
lice say they are investigating him as a possible suspect in two similar cases.