Sheriff’s Office Investigating Possible Attempted Abduction

Modified: April 6, 2016 12:22pm


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Detectives are investigating a possible attempted abduction in Grand Island Monday afternoon.

Detectives have interviewed people in the area of Whitehaven and Meadow Lane about a suspicious incident involving an 8-year-old girl and a middle-aged woman with dark, shoulder-length hair wearing a pink top and a multi-colored scarf.  It is reported the female approached the girl around 3:15 p.m. and tried to entice the girl into a newer, small, black, four-door, SUV - possibly a Chevrolet Equinox.  The female drove away when others heard the 8-year-old crying and came to her aid.

The operator was the only occupant of the describe vehicle and the Sheriff’s Office is searching the area for the SUV and driver.

Anyone who may have been in the area or is familiar with the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 858-2903.