Attempted Child Abduction in Bridgton

Updated 2 years ago

Police and parents in Bridgton, on alert after a nine-year-old girl says she fought off a man trying to kidnap her.Investigators say it happened Saturday afternoon along Kansas Road.The girl was swimming with her friends nearby when she says an older man tried to lure her into his van.Police say it is important to remind parents to talk with their children about situations like this one.Chief Kevin Schofield/Bridgton Police Department: “People need to be vigilant of their surroundings and what is going on around them. Parents should know where their children are going to be, who they’re going to be with, and when to expect them home and parents should be having a good discussion with their children around areas of safety.The suspect is described as an older white man with white hair and slightly overweight.He was driving a white panel van resembling an ice cream truck.Police do have a person of interest in the case.


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