Burlington Police Searching For Suspect In Attempted Kidnapping

Surveillance footage of the suspect.Photo: Burlington Police Department

BURLINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police are searching for a suspect involved in an attempted kidnapping over the weekend.

Burlington Police responded to a call from a driver at around 8:20 p.m. Sunday who pulled over after seeing the incident. The caller told police she saw a man dragging a woman on foot along the Middlesex turnpike near Great Meadow Road.

The suspect let go of the woman and fled the scene after seeing the driver pull over on the side of the road. The victim was then able to escape and the driver who pulled over was able to help the woman until police arrived on the scene.

Police described the suspect as a white male in his teens or early 20s wearing a black hat and sweatshirt, brown pants, and black and white sneakers. During a 911 phone call obtained by WBZ NewsRadio, the victim told the driver she did not know the suspect.

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An investigation into the incident is still ongoing. Burlington Police worked with a K9 unit from the Essex County Sheriff's Department and a Bedford Police officer in its initial search.

Anyone with information about the incident or who may recognize the suspect seen in the surveillance photo is asked to contact Burlington Police at 781-272-1212.

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