Police Looking for Man Who Allegedly Told Boy to Get in His Car

Police are looking for a man who reportedly forcefully grabbed a boy and told him to get in his car.

State Police say they are investigating the suspicious incident which allegedly occurred Friday morning in Barton, Vermont.

According to police, a 16-year-old male reported he was walking to work around 10 a.m. Friday when a maroon Chrysler Sebring convertible with Vermont plates passed him. The driver sounded his horn and then drove by again, this time stopping, rolling down his window and asking if the juvenile needed a ride.

The victim declined, and the driver got out of the car, opened the passenger door and grabbed the juvenile forcefully by both his arms, asking again if he wanted a ride.

The juvenile was able to break free and run to his place of employment, police said.

The suspect was last seen traveling south on Route 16 toward the I-91 ramps.

The suspect was described as a white man in his late 50s or early 60s with salt and pepper hair, thin in build and approximately 5'9". He was wearing blue jeans, eyeglasses and a long-sleeved shirt.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident, the vehicle or person of interest, or who has information regarding the individual's identity to contact 802-334-8881, attn. Tpr Lynch.

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