A young girl says a man attempted to grab her today, neighbors and police say. The girl, 9, reportedly told police she was walking home from a friend’s house in Westgate when a man in a vehicle followed her, and then got out of and tried grabbing her by the arm.
The girl says she fled from the man and ran home. The man then got back into his vehicle and drove off.
The suspect is described as a white male, clean shaven and driving a white van.
Neighbors tell TLS a white van – possibly with the word ‘Avis’ written on it – was seen yesterday, Shabbos, driving around the area.
“We don’t usually have cars driving through the neighborhood on Shabbos, so when I was told there was a van driving around, I went outside to look for it, but it was gone,” a neighbor tells TLS.
Anyone with information should contact police, and LCSW. [TLS-CCP/TLS-MK]