Driver Motions "Come Here" to 3 Boys in West Hartford

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    West Hartford police are investigating what they’re calling an “unusual incident” after three juveniles were approached by a strange 60-year-old man in a gray Honda CRV on Wednesday.

    The Patch reports that the victims were underage boys, the first of whom is 12 years old.

    Police said the first boy was walking on Walkeley Road when the Honda drove up to him and the driver gestured from inside the car, motioning to the boy to “come here.” The boy ran inside Jimmie’s Pizza at 765 Farmington Avenue and was picked up by a friend’s mother.

    Police said two of the boy’s friends were later approached by the same driver on Dorset Road and ran to a friend’s house to get away. The incident was reported several hours after it occurred, said West Hartford Police Lt. Steve Estes.

    The driver is described as a clean-shaven white man in his 60s with dark gray hair. Police said he was wearing a dark crewneck sweatshirt. It’s not clear why he approached the victims.

    According to the Patch, no law was broken, but police want to question the driver to find out if he has an arrest record or had any malicious intent.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact West Hartford police at 860-523-5203.