During the past 24 hours we have seen some social media buzz regarding a possible abduction attempt in the Greenville area. Police were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the area of Fairview Drive just before 8:00 p.m. last evening. A young, teen-aged female at a residence reported to her mother that a vehicle had stopped in the roadway, behind her, near where she was gardening in her yard. When she heard a person getting out of the vehicle, she instinctively ran into her residence, and the vehicle left the area.
The vehicle was described as being an older model, silver car with a black rear bumper. Police checked the area and could not locate the vehicle, and there was no description of the vehicle’s occupants.
While considered suspicious, there are no specific facts, at this time, to suggest that this was an attempted child abduction. However, it is important to note that the involved child trusted her gut instinct; that was, to get away from a situation which made her uncomfortable, and that was the correct thing for her to do.
As always,residents are reminded to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times, and to report any suspicious activity to Smithfield Police.