• Bennington Police: Man tried to drag boy into truck
     | April 13,2013

    BENNINGTON — The Bennington Police Department is investigating a report that a man tried to pull a child into his truck.

    Police were told the unidentified man tried to put the child into his truck as the child was walking home after getting off his school bus at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    According to a posting on the police department Facebook page, Officer Amanda Thomson was dispatched to the 200 block of Depot Street on Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. to meet with the child.

    The child told Thomson the man drove a silver Chevrolet Silverado. The child said he thought the truck was a recent model, single-cab truck.

    According to the child, there were two men in the truck. He said the passenger, who he said had tried to grab him, had brown hair with brown or green eyes and a goatee and appeared to be in his 30s or early 40s.

    The child said the man wore jeans, sneakers and a white sweatshirt.

    According to the child, the man said something like, “You’ve been a bad boy.” The child was able to escape by running away.

    The truck had green license plates and was last seen driving toward Wassick Tire on North Street.

    Thomson asks anyone who has information about the incident or sees any suspicious activity with a truck that matches this description,to call the Bennington Police Department at 442-1030.

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