Published On: Sat, Jul 13th, 2013

Pennsylvania teen Temar Boggs makes headlines as hero, chasing down kidnappers of Jocelyn Rojas, age 5

Two Pennsylvania teens are being hailed as heroes after they chased down a man in a car who had snatched a five-year-old girl from her grandmother’s front yard – on their bikes.

Temar BoggsJocelyn Rojas, age 5, was missing for two hours when Temar Boggs and his friend Chris saw the child in a car near Lancaster Township and gave chase.

After Boggs, 15, and his friend had been tailing the vehicle for 15 minutes, the driver let the little girl out of the car and sped off.

“As soon as the guy realized we were chasing him, he stopped at the light and he let her out,” said Boggs. “And she ran to me and said she needed her mom.”

The girl’s mother told ABC affiliate WPVI-TV that she’s happy her daughter was found safe. “I’m definitely grateful God was watching over her and brought her home,” said Jaimee Smeal.

Police said an assault occurred while the girl was with her abductor, but would not release information on the type of assault. They also said the suspect did take the victim to get ice cream. It may take some time for the girl to help law enforcement officials figure out what happened during her two hours of abduction because of her age.

She was briefly hospitalized after being rescued and is now home with her family.

More details are certain to follow as authorities track down the suspect.

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