Sheriff's Office investigating report of attempted abduction in Forest

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is investigating an alleged attempted kidnapping in the Ivy Creek area (Photo: Katie Brooke)

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- The Bedford County Sheriff's Office said it's investigating a report of an attempted abduction near the Ivy Creek area in Forest.

Investigators said the a father called 911 around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday from Ivy Creek Drive and told them that his son was playing in the creek behind their home when two teenagers dressed in all black riding in a white Ford truck attempted to abduct him.

A Bedford County Sheriff's School Resource Officer was at Jefferson Forest High School when the call was dispatched and responded to the scene.

During the initial investigation deputies found the described truck around 6:50 p.m., however the driver was a woman and did not match the suspect descriptions.

While in the area, the sheriff's office said deputies spoke to a number of neighbors who were working in their yards and none of them said they witnessed a truck matching the description in the area.

The boy's mother wrote on Facebook more details about the incident.

She said her 13-year-old son came running up to her husband in the garage out of breath, hyperventilating, and crying and told his dad that two guys came up behind him and put duct tape on his mouth and that if he didn't do what they said they would hurt him.

The mother said one of the guys held her son's arms and another one held his head so that he couldn't turn his head and also covered his eyes.

She said her son told them the guys led him through the woods when her husband yelled for him.

Shortly after that, the boy's mother said the guys stopped with him in the woods, told him to stay there and told him not to make a sound or they would hurt him.

She said they turned him away from where they were walking and then ran off.

The boy's mother said he told them he just stood there for a minute and then ran to the house, she said he was able to see the truck they got in to as it was parked on the side of Hooper Road.

Anyone with information on this crime can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or Text 274637.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off