Rochester NH Child Abduction Attempt – NBC Boston

Police are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 5-year-old boy Tuesday afternoon in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Rochester Police said they were called to Rochester Commons on South Main Street around 5 p.m. Tuesday with a report of an attempted kidnapping.

The appellant testified that a gray haired woman dressed in black approached her 5 year old son and said “I’ll take you for a walk”. She then took him by the hand and tried to walk away with him. The boy’s older brother ran and grabbed the child and brought him back to their mother.

The mother told police she confronted the woman, who pulled away and left in a black SUV with tinted windows, possibly a Chevy Equinox or similar vehicle.

As the woman walked away, another person from Rochester Commons was able to briefly take a video recording of her.

The encounter never became physical and no one was injured, police said.



Rochester Police

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the woman or her vehicle or has other information about the incident to call them at (603) 330-7128.

Anonymous advice can also be provided to the Rochester Crime Line at (603) 335-6500 or by texting CRIMES (274637) with TEXT4CASH + with the advice in the body of the text. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.


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