Police: Man attempted to grab child at local Walmart

A man attempted to grab a child at a local Walmart, police say.

At approximately 12:26 pm yesterday, Brick Police Officer Raymond LaPoint was patrolling the parking lot of the Walmart on Route 88 when he was advised that a white older male attempted to grab the wrist of a 10-year-old boy inside the Walmart store.

This incident was reported by the boy to the mother, who was several feet away from him when the reported incident occurred, police said.

“The male was described as a white older male, white/gray hair wearing a dark colored baseball cap, 5’10-6’0”with a medium build. The suspect made no statements to the child and left the area when the child pulled his arm free.”

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information on the identity of the suspect or may have witnessed the incident please contact Detective Tara Schinder at 732-262-1115.

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