Lakewood Shomrim and the Lakewood Police Department are investigating after an attempted kidnapping in Lakewood on Saturday night.
According to a caller who contacted Shomrim’s 24-hour hotline, a black male wearing a ski mask exited “a black suv” and chased two children, ages 4 and 8, in an apparent attempt to kidnap them. The children managed to escape and the suspect fled.
An investigation into the incident has commenced. Lakewood Shomrim would like to remind the community to always have adults near children to ensure their safety.