Police are trying to identify two men who tried to steal a car from a mother who was grocery shopping with her 3-year-old daughter in Manchester.
Lt. Ryan Shea, the public information officer for Manchester Police, said police received a 911 call around 11 p.m. Monday from a woman who reported that two men approached her in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop on Broad Street as she was loading groceries into her car and demanded her car keys.
One of the men grabbed her and she screamed, scaring them off, police said.
The man who demanded the keys implied he had a gun, but the woman did not see one, according to police.
"I think she did a lot of the right things. She screamed out loud and we're talking about 11 o'clock at night in a parking lot that was relatively empty, so screaming out loud definitely caused these two individuals to be alarmed and run away. She did what she had to do to protect her child,” Shea said.
The two men were wearing T-shirts, basketball style shorts and they were carrying backpacks, according to police.
Police are searching for them and ask anyone with information to call the Manchester Police Department.