KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Kittery Police are investigating an attempted abduction Thursday afternoon.
Police say a teenage girl reported a man in a white van attempted to abduct her Thursday afternoon in the area of Manson Avenue and Shapleigh Road.
Officials say the girl was walking on Manson Road around 4:15 p.m. Thursday when she said a man approached her asking "Do you want a ride?" She said 'No' and he said, 'are you sure?' she then said, 'no,' again." According to the girls report, the van then was pulled up next to the curb, and the man said, "'Just get in' in a commanding voice," and the girl said she fled.
The vehicle is described as a full-sized white van with rust around the wheel area. The two rear windows were tinted, and there were seats in back, the girl told police. The girl did not see the license plates.
Police said the man is described as white, between 30 and 35 years old, thin, clean-shaven, with light brown hair. Police say he was wearing a navy blue shirt with a T-shirt neck, although the girl did not see if it was short- or long-sleeved.
The girl reported it to police on Friday afternoon and Police Chief Theodor Short said Kittery police have not received any similar complaints involving a van matching the description.
Short is asking the Kittery community for help. He urged anyone who sees a van matching the description to call Kittery police at (207) 439-1638 and ask for Police Officer John Brosnihan.