MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Police said they were investigating after a 14-year-old girl said someone attempted to abduct her in the Wheaton area Tuesday.
The Montgomery County Department of Police said the girl was walking to pick up her 9-year-old brother from a bus stop. She was in the 2000 block of Georgian Woods Pl. around 4:15 p.m. when a black, four-door sedan with tinted windows approached her from behind. Someone grabbed her arm and told her to get into the car.
“She struggled and was able to get away and began to run away until she no longer saw the vehicle,” said Nicholas Augustine, Acting Assistant Chief of Police. “At that time, she did pick up her brother. She returned home and, thankfully, she told her parents about the incident to contact Montgomery County police to start their investigation.”
Police said they believe a second person was in the car that approached the girl. They asked people in the community to check their video cameras to see if they have any footage that could help them determine exactly what happened and find anyone involved in the reported incident.
If you have information, you can contact the Montgomery County Department of Police’s Special Victims Investigations Division at (240) 773-5400. Callers can remain anonymous.