Man Tried to Lure 12-Year-Old into Car: Police

Bethel police are searching for a man who tried to lure a 12-year-old into a car.

Police said the 7th-grader was walking home from the bus around 3:15 p.m. Thursday when the juvenile was approached by a man driving a black sedan. The child reported that the driver asked if the child needed a ride home.

When the victim said no, the driver allegedly demanded that the child get in the car. The child then fled.

The man is described as lean shaven, around 40 years old, with black slicked back hair, a muscular build and a deep voice. The car was black and might have  onnecticut plates, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bethel police at (203) 744-7900.

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