Boy Avoids Attempted Kidnapping in Bristol

At approximately 7:29 p.m. Bristol Police Officers responded to the area of Beech Street and North Pond Street on a complaint that an individual attempted to pick a nine-year-old boy.

The nine-year-old was walking home when a van, described as grayish/green with no back windows, parked across the street. The operator of the van, a light-skinned black male with a beard (possible goatee) approximately 5-feet-7, dressed in a dark winter coat and a baseball style cap exited the van. This individual then approached the boy and yelled, ”Get in the van!” The boy then ran home.

Several Bristol Officers arrived on scene to investigate and a search of the area was conducted, however the suspect could not be located.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Bristol Police at (860) 584-3011.

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