BPD Community Alert: At about 7:11 AM on Wednesday September 29, 2021, a juvenile male stated that as he was walking to school in the area of Sumner Street in East Boston he was approached by an unidentified suspect. The 10-year-old victim stated that the suspect was passing by in a gray minivan when he made a statement to the child before stopping and exiting the vehicle. The unknown suspect then attempted to grab the victim by his shoulders but the victim was able to break free and flee on foot.

The victim described a possible suspect as a heavy-set white male, short in stature with gray hair and a shadowed beard, wearing a black jacket, gray sweatpants.

Detectives assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) are actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and are urging anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact 617) 343-4234. 

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.