ACTON — Police Chief Richard Burrows reports that the Acton Police Department is actively investigating after a woman told police that a man tried to abduct her and force her into his vehicle last night.
At approximately 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, Acton Police responded to a 911 call from a home on Strawberry Hill Road. Upon arrival, officers spoke to a 39-year-old woman who stated that a man tried to abduct her while she was walking on Great Road (Route 2A) near the entrance to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.
The woman told police that earlier that evening she was walking on Great Road when she stumbled over a rock or depression in the sidewalk. A man then reportedly pulled up beside her, got out of his vehicle, and asked if she needed assistance. The man then grabbed her, told her she needed to go to the hospital, and tried to force her into his vehicle despite the woman verbally objecting and resisting.
The woman was able to free herself from the man and threatened to call the police. The man returned to his vehicle and drove away toward Littleton.
The man is described as approximately 30 years old, between 5’5” and 5’9”, with short hair, wearing a short sleeve black shirt and long black working pants. He is said to have a mark or healed scar from his left temple to his upper left cheek bone.
The vehicle the man was driving is described as an older dark-colored Toyota Corolla with out-of-state plates that were blue or orange.
Police are actively investigating the incident. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has seen someone matching the suspect’s description is asked to call Acton Police at 978-264-9638.