live_truck_image_station_ad
Newswatch 16 Live Streaming

NOW with Newswatch 16 replays!

Attempted Abduction In Carbon County Under Investigation

Posted on: 4:02 pm, December 10, 2013, by

attempted abduction

PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — State police are trying to identify the person who tried to lure a girl into his vehicle twice in the past week in Carbon County.

Troopers say the man approached a 13-year-old girl after she got off the school bus at the intersection of Sweet Briar Lane and Behrens Road near Albrightsville.

Both times, he allegedly asked her if she wanted a ride home. The girl told police he was driving an older model, dark green vehicle with a strong exhaust odor.

Investigators said the suspect is a male, short, with a thin build, between 35-45 years of age with short gray and white hair and a beard.

If you saw anything, you’re asked to call state police at Lehighton at 610-377-4270.

6 comments

  • Robert A.Weiss says:

    The importance of educating ourselves and our children what to do in dangerous situations can not be emphasized to much.With the efficiency todays generation possesses with cell phone use,the ability to INSTINCTIVELY take a picture,text,call,alert and post gps emergency and 911 should be adherent.Simulate such situations and practice proper responses with your children .

  • Kim says:

    Something is suspicious. The same girl two times right after getting off of the school bus?

  • p passehl says:

    ugh i think at 13 a girl should NOT be having to walk Home alone…my opinion…and your sorta right george pavlosky- Myself and my daughter in law gave an older man who was walking along 209 with 3 grocery bags on each hand – i probably wouldnt of noticed him if it werent for me pulling out`from the side of the road across from him; walking along toward lehighton direction-the weather wasnt warm/ it was cold /rainy-i stopped pulling up saying you need a ride? he was appreciative and jumped in-took him to weissport `from the burger king on 209 to weissport…i could of looked at it as taking a risk…but he didnt ask- i asked him

  • Regarding tonight’s talk back. Please don’t stop this part of the news. I look forward to it every night. But to the report about the GPS on bottles of pills from Pharmacies. I think the story should never have been aired. Now the chances of catching these thief’s are a little slimmer. Thank You

  • George Pavlosky Jr. says:

    How do you know it was an abduction attempt.. you guys label things even before the investigation is over.. Could have been some nice older gentleman that was offering a ride home since it has been snowing. But if the guy was a creeper, i hope they catch em…

Talkback 16 Online Discussion:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

WNEP Facebook
WNEP Facebook

Follow WNEP on Facebook