Bristol police are searching for the person who attempted to lure a 9 year old boy into his van on Monday evening.
Bristol police are looking for the man who they said tried to pick a 9-year-old boy just before 7:30 p.m. on Monday at Beech and North Pond streets.
Police said the 9-year-old, Zane Arthur, was walking home when a van, described as grayish/green with no back windows, parked across the street and the driver got out of the van, approached the boy and yelled, ”Get in the van!,” police said.
Zane said the man yelled at him and told him to get inside his van, but Zane didn’t listen and instead ran home and told his mother.
“They know not to talk to strangers. You just don’t think it would happen,” his mother, Renee Arthur, said.
She is surprised this happened to her son, especially in her neighborhood.
Police searched for the man in the van, but could not locate him. They said he has a beard, possible a goatee, and is approximately 5-feet-7.
He was wearing a dark winter coat and a baseball-style cap during the incident.
“Hopefully, if somebody saw something, they’ll notify us and we’ll follow up on any leads,” Lt. Donn Watson, of the Bristol Police Department, said.
Meantime, Renee Arthur said her son won’t be walking out by himself anytime soon.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Bristol Police at 860-584-3011.