Man Tries to Abduct 2 Girls in 2 Days in New Jersey Community: Police - NBC New York

Man Tries to Abduct 2 Girls in 2 Days in New Jersey Community: Police

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    Abduction Attempt In Roselle, NJ

    Police looking for suspect who grabbed a girl on the way to school. Erica Byfield reports. (Published Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Police are investigating two reports of attempted abductions of girls in tow days in Roselle, New Jersey

    • The girls were able to fight off the man in each case, police say

    • Anyone with information is asked to contact Roselle police

    Police in a New Jersey community are investigating two attempted abductions of girls in two days.

    The first involved a 12-year-old girl walking to school in Roselle Tuesday, when a man at 7th Avenue and Chestnut Street allegedly lured her over to his car door and then grabbed her arm, police said. 

    Two days later, a 16-year-old girl said someone at 5th Avenue and Walnut grabbed her waist, police said.

    In both cases, the girls were able to fight the man off. Both victims said their attacker was a man in his 30s with dark hair and a thin build, driving a silver SUV, according to police. 

    Gus Lowther lives nearby and said police have asked if he had any surveillance video.

    "I'm very, very nervous about our community," he said. 

    "I will be keeping my eyes open," said Alberta Mickens.