GENESEO – Police are asking for any information to back up a teenage girl’s report of an abduction attempt on Main Street on Saturday.
According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, a 14-year-old girl reported that a man in his 40’s or 50’s called out to her from the bench near the corner of Main and Bank Streets, and grabbed her wrist and tried to drag her away. She says that she pulled away and ran down Park Street to Brodie Hall on the SUNY Geneseo campus, but no one other than the 14-year-old herself said that they saw a man try to grab a girl’s wrist, or a man of that description on the bench that evening.
“We’re asking the community to call us at (585) 243-2420 ext. 4 if they see anything suspicious,” said Osganian.
Members of the Geneseo Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and SUNY Genenseo University Police thoroughly checked the area immediately after the report and interviewed several people.
The teen described the man as balding, in his 40’s or 50’s, average build, with glasses, wearing khakis and a salmon button-up shirt. The alleged incident was reported between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Attempted abduction reports, though uncommon in the Village, typically involve some kind of vehicle. The teen did not describe any vehicle in this case.
Geneseo Police continue to investigate.