Police say man tried to abduct child in Mart

Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 12:09:27-04

The Mart Police Department said that a man attempted to abduct a child as she was walking home after leaving a school event on Wednesday.

The child said an older man grabbed her arm tightly and asked if she wanted a ride.

She told the suspect no and broke free from his grip and ran away.

The suspect was described as an older white man with a skinny build, approximately 5’ 9” with salt and pepper hair and a scruffy beard.

Police said he was driving a black vehicle, but they are uncertain of the make and model.

The Mart Police Department is investigating the matter. Mart ISD is taking proactive steps to notify students and parents of the incident. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Mart Police Department at 254-876-3018.

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