Attempted child abduction in Plymouth has residents on high alert

 

Two men attempted to lure a group of children into a car in Plymouth on Sunday. (Metro file photo)
Two men attempted to lure a group of children into a car in Plymouth on Sunday. Credit: Metro Archive

Parents and police are on high alert in Plymouth after a report of an attempted child abduction, in which two men tried to coax a group of young children into their car.

The incident occurred on Old Mill Lane about 6 p.m. Sunday, Plymouth police told WHDH. The 5- and 6-year-old children ran from the two men and told their parents.

Police Chief Michael Botieri told the Patriot Ledger that the children’s statements and the behavior of the two men in the vehicle “inferred that they were trying to get the children to enter the vehicle. The vehicle fled the area as the children ran and notified their parents.”

Police attempted to pursue the vehicle, which then slammed into another car in an intersection before speeding away. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured, the Ledger reported.

A reverse 911 call was put out to Plymouth residents to alert them of the incident. The vehicle was described as a white sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima, with Rhode Island plates, occupied by two black men.

In addition to the reverse 911 call, all schools in Plymouth sent a letter home with children to notify parents of the situation.

Due to the collision, the white sedan is expected to have significant damage to its front. Anyone with information is asked to contact Plymouth police at 508-746-1212.

Follow Metro Boston on Twitter: @MetroBOS


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Hillary Clinton headed to Boston for women's leadership…

Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to visit Massachusetts Wednesday amid continuing speculation about making another bid for the presidency in 2016.

Local

Boston Marathon: Marathoners ready to run, honor victims

Scores of runners will cross the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton Monday and embark on a 26.2-mile journey to Boston in honor of the victims.

Local

MIT student, Rhodes scholar, dies

Eliana Hechter, a student at MIT and Harvard, died, her family said. The announcement was posted on MIT's website.

Local

Video: Car crashes into Cambridge store, man arrested…

A Cambridge man was arrested on gun and drug charges after crashing his car into a Massachusetts Avenue storefront early Saturday morning.

Television

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 4, Episode 3,…

The problem with the devil you know is that ignoring them doesn’t mean they simply lie in wait. It allows them time to do things…

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

The Word

Miley Cyrus cancels more dates, tweeting from hospital

Miley Cyrus is reportedly so sick that she's had to postpone more tour dates. We know this because she has been sitting in a hospital…

MLB

Red Sox and Orioles meet Monday morning at…

Red Sox and Orioles meet Monday morning at 11 a.m.

NHL

NHL video highlights: Bruins smack down Red Wings…

NHL video highlights: Bruins smack down Red Wings in Game 2

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.