Someone tried to kidnap 10-year-old in east Charlotte, police say

Someone tried to kidnap 10-year-old in east Charlotte, police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A kidnapping attempt involving a 10-year-old child is under investigation in east Charlotte near the Oakhurst neighborhood.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say someone attempted to take a 10-year-old boy by grabbing his hand and walking away. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. at an outside area along North Sharon Amity Road at Monroe Road.

The 10 year old is a fourth grader at Rama Road Elementary School.

He tells WBTV he was getting off the school bus when a man on his phone grabbed his wrist. He pinched and shook his arm to get away.

“Why did he want to get me if I didn’t do anything?” he said.

His 7-year-old sister was further down the road but she says he tried to get her too.

“The man said come with him and I said no! I was scared when that happened,” she said.

They ran home and told their mom who called 911.

“Officers city-wide have been made aware of the incident and the division has increased patrols in and around the aforementioned location,” police say.

The boy was not hurt and didn’t know the person who reportedly attempted to kidnap him, according to the police report.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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