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Man charged with trying to abduct teen at Framingham mall

Robert Toney
Robert ToneyFramingham Police Department

A man was arrested Monday evening for allegedly attempting to abduct a 14-year-old girl outside of a Framingham mall, police said.

Robert Toney, 25, is accused of approaching the girl in his car at about 5 p.m. outside of an Olive Garden restaurant at Shoppers World and offering her money for sex, said Framingham Police Lieutenant Harry Wareham.

When the teen refused and walked away, Toney allegedly followed her and tried to convince her to get in his car, Wareham said. She refused again, and a witness called police, according to the lieutenant.

Toney then allegedly fled the area in a cream-colored Chevy Sedan with Texas license plates, police said.

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Sherborn police located the car at about 5:30 p.m. at North Main and Eliot streets and detained the man driving it, who was later identified as Toney, said Sherborn Police Officer Ben Stickney.

Toney was then arrested by Framingham police and charged with enticement of a child under 16 years old, Wareham said.

An Austin, Texas, resident, Toney was in the process of moving to Providence, Wareham said.


Olivia Arnold can be reached at olivia.arnold@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @olivia_arnold12.