Student grabbed by man in vehicle, flees

FREWSBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – Investigators are looking for a man who tried to grab a student walking home from school in Chautauqua County on Thursday.

Deputies say the student was walking north on Falconer Street near the intersection with Howard Street when a late model, boxy, blue-gray passenger vehicle pulled alongside the student. The front seat passenger, a man described as white with a darker complexion who was wearing a red, long-sleeved shirt and ski mask, grabbed the student’s arm.

The student was able to pull away and flee. Deputies say the driver of the vehicle, also described as a white man, was also wearing a ski mask.

After the incident, the vehicle continued north on Falconer before heading in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information should call the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office at 664-3100. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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