Attempted kidnapping of Melrose runner
MELROSE, Mass. (WHDH)--A terrifying run. Right now Melrose Police are looking for two men who tried to pull a woman into the van during the early morning jog.
The woman said a man pulled open the sliding door, jumped out and tried and grab her, so she came face-to-face with him. Now police are still searching for that white van.
A jogger's reported run in with a white van has Melrose police putting out a warning.
“This is issued only as a precaution,” a message said.
A recorded message gives neighbors the details.
“When it hits home it’s really scary,” Erin Kress said.
Living just up the street from the corner where police say two men in the white van try to grab a woman out for a jog around 9:30 in the morning.
“The female jogger was able to get away,” the recorded message said.
The woman said the van with dark tinted windows was parked on North High Street. She fought back and ran. A second man then drove the van down another street.
“You see so many vans coming by, you know plumbing vans, this and that, we really don’t notice them that much,” said Charles Mastromauro.
Neighbors say they didn't hear any commotion but they'll be looking out now.
“Now it’s like, ‘who’s watching us and are they and are they gonna try anything?’ It’s is scary,” Kress said.
And again police are still looking for that white van and asking anyone who may have seen a similar looking car in the neighborhood, to give them a call.