Police in Montclair New Jersey are looking into two reported abduction attempts on township streets.
Both luring incidents happened last month. According to authorities, the first kidnapping attempt occurred just after 4:00 p.m. on January 13, 2017. The Montclair Police Department sent officers to the area of Norwood Avenue and Marion Road in Montclair after getting a 911 call about a man attempting to kidnap a young boy.
The victim, a nine-year-old child, was walking on the sidewalk when the suspect allegedly drove by in a dark-colored sedan, honked the horn, and instructed the victim to follow him.
The boy ran away from the motor vehicle and told an adult, who then contacted law enforcement.
The second attempted kidnapping occurred around 7:00 p.m. on January 17, 2017. Montclair cops were sent to the intersection of Park Street and Claremont Avenue after getting a report about a man attempting to abduct a 16-year-old girl. The suspect was once again spotted driving a dark-colored sedan.
Fortunately, the young victim managed to escape and alert authorities.
The Montclair Police Department contacted police departments in surrounding towns and alerted them to the situation. Montclair detectives also released a detailed sketch of the suspect, who has been described as a white man in his 50s.
For additional information, check out the TAPinto.net article, “Two Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair.”