Scott Allen, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
East Bridgewater Police Seek to Identify Man Who Approached Teen Boy
EAST BRIDGEWATER — Chief Scott Allen reports that the East Bridgewater Police Department is seeking to identify a man who approached a young boy Tuesday morning and asked if he could look inside of his backpack.
At approximately 8 a.m., a ninth grade boy was walking to school on Plymouth Street, near Allen Street, when he was approached by a man who asked if he could look inside his backpack.
The 14-year-old boy ran away from the man and went to East Bridgewater Jr./Sr. High School and reported the incident to school officials. The teen was unharmed.
The teen described the man as being “grandfather age,” who was wearing a dark colored hat and “nice shoes.” The teen told police that he saw the man get into a car and drive down Allen Street.
Officers searched the area but did not find anyone matching the description given.
Anyone who has information about this incident or who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call East Bridgewater Police at 508-378-7223.