MORRISVILLE, Pa. (CBS) – Police say a man attempted to abduct a child in Morrisville earlier this week.
Police were dispatched to West Bridge Street on Aug. 19 around 4 p.m. for an attempted abduction of an eight-year-old girl.READ MORE: SEPTA Transit Police Chief Retires, Insp. Charles Lawson Named Acting Transit Police Chief
The child said she was in the rear of a home on West Bridge Street with another small male juvenile when a tan or light colored four-door vehicle pulled up and a black male exited the car.
The suspect allegedly grabbed the child, covering her mouth with his hand, then attempted to drag her to his vehicle. The girl fought back and bit the suspect’s hand and was able to break free from his grasp. Both children were able to run inside the house and get help from family members.READ MORE: Philadelphia Fourth Of July Shooting: 2 Police Officers Injured After Shots Fired During Fireworks Show On Ben Franklin Parkway
Video surveillance shows a light colored newer vehicle leaving the alley just after the child went for help. The vehicle was also caught on video making several passes through the alley prior to the incident, but trees blocked police from getting a clear picture of the suspect.
The suspect is described as an older black male with lighter skin. He reportedly drove off west bound through the alley behind the residence following the incident.
If you have any information on the suspect, police ask that you call Morrisville Police at 215-295-8112.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Fed Up With City's Gun Violence Problem, Says He'll Be Happy When He's Not Mayor