Police: Man tries to abduct 12-year-old boy in Capitol Heights incident

A man offered a 12-year-old boy candy and then attempted to abduct him in Capitol Heights on Friday evening, Prince George’s County police said.

The victim told police the suspect approached him in the 6500 block of Wilburn Drive shortly before 5:15 p.m. The suspect asked the child he wanted any candy and that he had some in his van, police said. When the child tried to walk away, the suspect grabbed him by the jacket.

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The boy was able to get away and began running down Cabin Branch Drive toward Central Ave., police said. The child made it to Central High School, where he called police.

Detectives and patrol units canvassed the neighborhood, looking for potential witnesses. The detectives plan to return to the neighborhood today around 3 p.m.

The suspect is described as a middle-age black male, six feet tall with a skinny build and thinning hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and black boots and was driving a black minivan.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Regional Investigation Division-Central at 301-772-4910.

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