Lakewood Shomrim and the Lakewood Police Department are investigating after an attempted kidnapping in Lakewood on motzei shabbos.
According to a caller who contacted Shomrim’s 24-hour hotline at about 8:15 p.m., a black male wearing a ski mask exited a Jeep and chased two children, ages 4 and 8, in an apparent attempt to kidnap them.
The children managed to evade their pursuer, and the suspect fled.
The incident occurred in a densely populated neighborhood, and near a busy shul.
An investigation into the incident has commenced.