New Bedford Police have begun a search for a missing 5 year-old-boy.

A robocall went out to area residents this morning saying the boy was sent to the Hathaway School in a cab this morning.

Lt. John Chaves says the boy was approached by a van driver who asked him why he was there since school wasn't in session.

The boy left to go home and hasn't been heard from since.

The boy is described as a white boy, wearing a green hat, black pants with a flourescent yellow/green strip on the side.

Anyone who has seen this boy is asked to contact New Bedford Police.

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