Lancaster Township girl abducted; saved by two teenagers

This is how American nationals look out for one another.

WHTM 27 News – by  Sari Heidenreich 

A missing Lancaster Township girl is safe after two teens heroically saved her from an abductor Thursday night, said Manheim Township Police.

“Me and Chris, which is another boy who helped me, we were riding around,” on our bikes, said Temar Boggs. “We noticed his car and the car had the little girl in it.”  

That little girl was 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas, who was playing outside of her home on the 100 block of Jennings Drive around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday when she was snatched from her front yard, police said.

When Roja’s mother realized she was missing, she immediately called police.

“It’s something you don’t wish on anybody,” said Roja’s grandmother Tracey Clay. “Horrible, horrible thoughts flashed through my mind.”

A picture of Jocelyn was released to the public as police, firefighters and K-9 officers searched for her. News of the kidnapping weighed heavy on Boggs’ mind.

So he and a friend set out to search for her.

Around 6:48 p.m., the boys spotted a maroon or burgundy colored sedan, possibly a Chevy, on Betz Farm Lane, with a girl matching Rojas’ description.

According to the teens the driver was a male, approximately 50 to 70-years-old.

They followed the vehicle for about 15 minutes before it stopped in the 1700 block of Betz Farm Lane.

“If he wasn’t gonna stop, I was probably gonna jump in the middle of the car,” said Boggs. “As soon as the guy started noticing that we were chasing him, he stopped at the end of the hill and let her out and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom.”

Boggs took Rojas to police and she got her request: mom was on her way.

“He’s our hero.  There’s no words to say.  I’m so grateful,” said Clay.

Boggs was just grateful he could help.

“[It fees] amazing.  Felt like I was on the best game of my life,” he said.

Rojas was taken to the hospital as a precaution but police say it appears she wasn’t harmed.

Manheim Township Police were assisted in the search by Millersville Police, F&M Public Safety, PA State Police, Lancaster Twp Fire Company, Millersville Fire Company, Pequea Township Fire Company, LEMSA and Red Rose K-9 Search and Rescue.

Manheim Township Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information related to this incident should contact police at 717-569-6401 or on their tip line at 717-569-2816.

7 thoughts on “Lancaster Township girl abducted; saved by two teenagers

  1. This is a touching story.
    I hate to ruin it by pointing out that there was no black/white issue with these people. A cop didn’t save that little girl, these brave young men did, putting themselves in harms way. Now I’m curious how long it will take the police to find this pervert, killer, pediphile-whatever he is. Why isn’t the place locked down so they can find him? Isn’t a little girl, 2 brave young people and all of their familys worth it? Maybe it just doesn’t fit into the agendas that are being shoved down our throats.
    Once again…the thousands of police prove that can’t do a damn thing except look half heartedly for this man AFTER the crime has been commited. They should be working harder because he will do it again. The next child might not be as lucky.

  2. These two guys would be welcome to live in my neighborhood anytime. Great job you two. Thumbs up to ya. 🙂

  3. This is the kind of news about young black youths that should get national attention. It sets a positive example. And their parents obviously are doing a great job in raising these young men.

  4. NOW obama should say “if I had a son, he could look like one of these boys” .. will he? NOPE! because obama is all about racist relations and rabble rousing!

    Congratulations and a big heartfelt thanks to both of those two young men!

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