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Sanford police investigating attempted child abduction

SANFORD (WGME) -- Sanford police are investigating an attempted child abduction on Tuesday.

According to police, officers say the incident happened at the corner of High Street and Bates at around 6:20 p.m.

Two 10-year-old females say a black van pulled up beside them while they were walking.

They say a male driver grabbed the shirt of one of the juveniles and pulled her.

The man let got and fled in his vehicle when the other juvenile started to yell at him.

He is described as a black man in his 40's with a bald head and a scruffy, slightly-greying beard.

The van is described as all black with white rear doors.

The females were not injured.

If you know anything about the incident, please call Sanford police at 207-324-9170.