Swift action on the part of police officers in Summit resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction of a 19-year-old Summit woman over the weekend. A joint news release from the Union County Prosecutors Office and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti was shared late this afternoon.

“An immediate and thorough response by police officers and detectives ensured the swift apprehension of the suspect,” Chief Bartolotti said. “Evidence indicates that this was an isolated incident, and there was no danger to other members of the community.”

Authorities are now asking property owners on Fernwood Road between Whittredge Road and Hillcrest Avenue, and on Woodmere Drive between Hillcrest and Summit avenues, to check their home security systems for video surveillance footage recorded on Saturday, April 10 between 3:45 and 4:10 p.m., showing a white sedan, which also had black rims.

Please contact detectives at 908-277-9400 (press option one, then option six, for the Detective Bureau) with any recorded footage. Thank you.

Full news release: https://www.cityofsummit.org/DocumentCenter/View/5579/Joint-news-release-SPD-UCPO-041121

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