Police: Man in car approaches 12-year-old girl in Newington

Published on Friday, 17 November 2017 15:09
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UPDATE: Police determined there was no threat to the Newington community after a 12-year-old girl said a man asked her to get in his vehicle in Newington on Thursday afternoon.


NEWINGTON – Police have stepped up patrols after a man in a car asked a 12-year-old girl to get into his vehicle multiple times in Newington on Thursday afternoon.

The unidentified girl told police that she was walking on Halleran Drive in front of Patterson Elementary School around 1:20 p.m. An unidentified man, who was believed to be in his 50s, in what appears to be an older model silver Volkswagen Passat offered her a ride home. 

The girl was able to meet up with her father, who was waiting for her at Patterson Elementary School. 

The suspicious van was seen leaving the area. Surveillance video captured an image of the Volkswagen Passat, however, they were unable to make out the license plate. 

Besides increased patrols around all schools, school security staff were made aware of the incident, police said.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Newington Police Department at 860-666-8445. 

Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington on Friday, 17 November 2017 15:09. Updated: Friday, 17 November 2017 20:50.