Plymouth Police warn parents after attempted abduction
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police have warned parents and children to be on alert after two men tried to coax a group of three young children into their car.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s office put out a reverse 911 call alerting parents about the incident.
“Plymouth police officers responded to a report of a possible attempted abduction of three children,” the reverse 911 call said.
The three children were 5 and 6-years-old.
According to police, the incident happened on Old Mill Lane Sunday evening just before 6 o’clock.
“The suspect vehicle is described as a white sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima with Rhode Island plates occupied by two black males,” the reverse 911 said.
Police said the children ran away. Officers pursued the vehicle on Cherry Street, where it slammed into another car at the intersection with Standish Ave before racing out of the area.
Howard Tripp lives near where the attempted abduction occurred. He is worried for his daughter’s safety in the area.
“If they aren't going to pull over for the police officers, they're meaning business,” Tripp said.
Schools in Plymouth sent students home with a letter telling parents about what happened. Tripp said he decided to talk about it with his daughter.
“We have tightened down on her big time. We won't let her, she used to walk down to the pond, we won't let her do that right now until we know it's going to be safe for her,” he said.
Police say at one point the car stopped and an officer was actually able to get close enough to try to pull driver out of car and he stepped on the gas again. Authorities also said the vehicle they believe was involved should have extensive front-end damage from the crash as the driver was fleeing.