Community Alert

BOSTON POLICE INVESTIGATE ATTEMPTED ABDUCTIONOn Monday May 19, 2008 at approximately 8:55am, officers responded to 29 Rita Road, St Brendan’s School, to investigate a report of an attempted abduction. An officer spoke to the victim, a 12 year old male, who stated while on his way to school this morning around 8:15am in the area of 663 Gallivan Blvd, an unknown male approached him and attempted to grab victim. The victim stated the suspect approached him from the rear vacant lot next to 663 Gallivan Blvd and stated, "Hey" and then grabbed the victim’s right arm and attempted to pull the victim into the vacant lot. The victim was able to break free from the suspect. He then fled through numerous yards and streets in an attempt to lose the suspect. The victim made his way to St. Brendan’s School and immediately notified the principal of the incident. The suspect reportedly chased him through the vacant lot onto Marsh St. into the rear of Florian Hall where the suspect fled in an unknown direction. Police soon broadcast the suspect description and officers canvassed the area to no avail. Suspect Description: white male, mid 40's- 50's, 200 lbs, 5'10", wearing a black waist length leather jacket with red sleeves, blue jeans with faded/white spots near the thighs of both legs, a black baseball cap with black sunglasses, wearing gray New Balance sneakers with scruffy salt/pepper facial hair. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Detectives at Area C-11 (Dorchester) at 617-343-4335. Community members who wish to remain anonymous should either call the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word TIP to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.