Man wanted in NJ after trying to kidnap 7-year-old

An unidentified man is wanted in New Jersey after authorities say he tried to use candy to kidnap a 7-year-old boy from a Wawa bathroom on Sunday. The incident occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. at the Dorchester Wawa located at 3904 State Highway 47 in Maurice River, the New Jersey State Police said.Man wanted in NJ after trying to kidnap 7-year-old.

The boy told police the suspect went into the bathroom and offered him candy to leave the store with. When he refused, police said the man grabbed the boy’s arm and tried to physically pull him out of the store.

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But the 7-year-old boy resisted and wriggled free of the suspect’s grasp, according to authorities. The boy then ran to his mother, who was using the women’s bathroom. The suspect had already left the store when the boy’s family learned of the alleged incident.


Authorities released surveillance footage of the suspect entering and exiting the Wawa store. Police described the suspect as a white male with wispy gray hair combed back. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a maroon or burgundy T-shirt. Detectives believe the suspect left the Wawa in a white Toyota 4-Runner.Read More……

Authorities asked anyone with information on the suspect to contact the New Jersey State Police Port Norris Station at 856-785-0036.

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