Woman Approached Children in Southington: Police

Police are investigating reports of a driver approaching two children as they walked down a street in Southington on Sunday night.

The report police received at 7:11 p.m. on Sunday was of a suspicious person and vehicle near Deckert Drive.

The driver of a black BMW drove onto the street and approached two children as they walked on down Silo Drive, according to police.

The driver then got out of the vehicle, around 80 feet from the children, and followed them, saying "come here, don't be afraid, please," police said, then, opened the car door.

The children walked away and went to a friend's house.

The initial description of the driver was of a skinny woman, around 5-feet-tall, with curly white or blond hair. She was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

Police searched the area and could not find a car matching the description and have added extra patrols in the area.

Anyone with any information about this case should call the Southington Police Dept. at 860-378-1600.

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