York-Poquoson deputies investigating after woman says son almost snatched by suspicious couple

Posted at 11:48 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 17:25:36-04

YORK Co., Va. - Deputies with the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office are investigating an incident near the Grafton Mobile Home Park after a citizen posted on the York County 411 Facebook page.

According to the post, the woman said between 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday night, a man and a woman in a white box van pulled up and tried to snatch her 7-year-old son. She said when the couple pulled up and picked her son up by his waist, his 10-year-old friend kicked the man, who then dropped the boy, and they both ran.

Grafton Mobile Home Park

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office added that the white box van was reported to have a Statue of Liberty printed on the side. The other child said the vehicle was a white Jeep (possibly a Jeep Liberty).

The children described the suspects as a white male with curly blonde hair and a white female with dark hair.

“If you see something you think is suspicious or possible criminal activity, please do not hesitate to call 911. Perhaps there is an innocent explanation, but we would much rather respond to a suspicious incident than to miss an opportunity to stop a crime, protect the public or catch a criminal," said Sheriff Diggs of the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office.

Diggs said that this appears to be an isolated incident with conflicting details. He added that as the investigation continues, deputies will be increasing patrols in the area.

Deputies are asking residents to call 911 immediately if they see anything suspicious and said they will share any updates on the department's official Facebook page.

If you have any information about this incident please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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