• Police: Male suspect in van offered ride to Webster student


    WEBSTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Police in Webster are searching for a male suspect who allegedly approached a child who was walking home from school and offered him a ride before driving off.

    Police said the incident occurred on Lyndale Street at about 11:28 a.m. Monday.

    The juvenile told police he was walking home after being dismissed from school when a man in a white van pulled up and asked him twice if he wanted a ride home before driving down Elm Street.

    The suspect allegedly left after the juvenile threatened to call police.

    Another similar involving a white minivan speaking to three girls occurred later on that evening; however, the incident was not reported for two hours, was called in by a third party, and could not be corroborated.

    The suspect is described as a white male between 40-and 50-years-old. He has dirty blonde hair and weighs between 200 and 300 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white T-shirt and a black winter hat.

    The van is described as a white, work-style van with no windows. It possibly has a blue license plate.

    Anyone with information regarding the incident or anyone who experiences a similar incident is asked to contact the Webster Police Dept. at 508-943-1212.

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