Boston Police Release Surveillance Footage in Roxbury Attempted Kidnapping Investigation

A 12-year-old girl was walking to school when a man attempted to kidnap her near the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Brookford Street

Police investigating an attempted kidnapping in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood have shared surveillance footage of the suspect getting in a car.

Police say the man tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl Tuesday morning near the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Brookford Street.

Police said the man grabbed the girl from behind, but that she fought back and made enough noise to wake the neighbors. Her screams caught the attention of a good samaritan who rushed to help.

The suspect fled the scene after being confronted. Authorities say he got in a white Nissan Sentra with a moonroof and a spoiler.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the attempted abduction of a young girl in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.

"That's terrifying to see someone following a little girl," Racheal Ali from Hyde Park said. "I think of my child walking to get the bus. That could probably happen to my child."

"She's doing alright," said the girl's stepfather, Hector Rodriguez. "She's a little bit shaken up, nervous."

Roxbury Attempted Kidnapping
Boston Police

Police describe the suspect as being clean-shaven, and between six feet and 6'2. He weighs about 200 pounds and was wearing a black baseball cap, a black T-shirt and tan pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call (617) 343-4275 or leave an anonymous tip by calling 1 (800) 494-TIPS.

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