Ledyard police are investigating a report of a man that tried to lure children into a car on Saturday morning.
According to police, two children, ages 8 and 9, told them that a man in a grey or silver Honda sedan asked if they wanted a ride as they were walking on Meeting House Lane.
The children said the man had salt-and-pepper hair and was wearing a black jacket. They said he told them to get in the car.
After the incident, the children ran away to one of their houses and reported what happened to an adult, authorities added.
Officers said they received the report around 9:45 a.m. and immediately canvassed the neighborhood. There are additional patrol checks in the area.
Ledyard Police also notified area school officials and nearby police departments about the incident.
Police said they are unaware of any similar incidents in town in the recent past.
The incident remains under investigation.