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Police: Attempted Child Abduction Similar to Other Incidents

Police say a girl was approached by a man driving a dark gray sedan during a soccer game at the "Fruit Street Athletic Complex"

Police in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, are investigating an attempted abduction and say there are similarities between this case and five other cases of attempted abductions in the state.

Police say a girl was approached by a man driving a dark gray sedan during a soccer game at the "Fruit Street Athletic Complex" Wednesday night.

Investigators say the girl ran away and told her coach. The suspect was described as a white male in his 50s, with a thin build, gray hair and sunglasses.

Officials say the man was actually playing soccer on the field with kids before he approached the girl and asked her for directions to Bill's Pizza. Police received dozens of tips after the incident.

Police say the suspect's description and vehicle match five other investigations in Northbridge, Sutton, Uxbridge, Upton and Mendon.

Authorities in several communities are warning parents to look out for their children. Anyone with information about any of these incidents should call one of the police departments involved.

Uxbridge Police: (508) 278-7755
Upton Police: (508) 529-3200
Sutton Police: (508) 865-8747
Northbridge Police: (508) 234-6211
Mendon Police: (508) 478-2737
Hopkinton Police: (508) 497-9785

Anyone who experiences a similar incident should call 911 immediately.

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