A suspicious man has appeared to make multiple attempts to lure young women into his car in Wilmington, Massachusetts this past week.
The Wilmington Police Department reports that at approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, three 13-year-old girls were scared off on Van Nrodan Road in Reading by escaping into the wods after they were followed by a small white car. The car was travelling behind the girls with its lights off before stopping abruptly and scaring the girls into the woods.
The man was behind the girls yelling, "Wait, stop running."
The girls believed that there were multiple people in the car. The vehicle was described as low to the ground and playing loud music.
That same night, at 9:30 p.m., three 13-year-old girls were walking on King Street in Wilmington when they were approached by a male driving a smaller white car, playing loud music. One witness says there a white stripe around the tires.
The man in the car stopped and told the girls "there has been a coyote seen in the area, it's not safe to be walking. Get in my car and I'll being you home safely." The man repeated the request despite the girls' refusal.
The girls took off running when the man exited the car. He returned into his car when one of the girls screamed "kidnapper."
The girls describe that man as white, with brownish hair that curled or flipped in the front with very short hair on the sides. He has a light brown short beard and he spoke with a raspy voice.
The next day, a 12-year-old girl from Reading was approached on Forest St. at about 1:15-1:30 p.m. The man asked to give the girl a "a ride" and left when refused. He was described as being 35-years-old, with a beard, and possibly Hispanic. He was driving a smaller white care that was described as noisy or squeaky.
The Wilmington Police Department requests the assistance of its citizens to call (978) 658-5071 as soon as possible to report any suspicious activity.