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Police: Several girls approached by man in car

June 1, 2019

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in New London are on alert after reports of a man who tried to speak with young girls and followed them briefly in his car.

Police Capt. Brian Wright says three incidents have been reported over the past couple of weeks, near an elementary school or a middle school.

Wright says in each case a man in a car tried to strike up a conversation with the girls or invite them into his vehicle. None of the children were physically harmed.

Police say the incidents may involve the same suspect driving different vehicles.

Wright says officers have stepped up patrols in school areas in the mornings and during dismissal times.

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