Yarmouth Police Searching for Man Accused of Using Candy to Try to Kidnap Boy

Police in Massachusetts are searching for a man who allegedly tried to lure a boy into his van with candy outside a Dollar General Store.

Officials in Yarmouth said they responded to a call at about 4 p.m. Saturday of a boy who said he was nearly kidnapped.

Reporting parties said the child showed up at their door out of breath and claimed a man was trying to kidnap him in the parking lot of the store.

A preliminary investigation revealed the boy left the store after making a purchase and noticed an older man waiting by the exit. The man allegedly told the boy he had candy for him in his van.

The man then allegedly tried to guide to boy to his van, which was parked nearby with its door open.

Officers reviewed surveillance footage at the Dollar General Store and spotted a man fitting the description provided by the boy.

The suspect is described as being between the ages of 40 and 50, with a shaved head and a close beard with spots of silver or white. The man was wearing a white T-shirt, green shorts and drives a tan mini-van, according to police.

Anyone who recognizes the man or who has information about the incident is urged to call the Yarmouth Police Department at 508-775-0445, ext. 2134.

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