State police are investigating a report of a man trying to lure a girl into his van in north eastern Connecticut on Thursday afternoon.
The incident happened in Baltic just before 1:30 p.m.
Police said they received a 911 call at 1:22 p.m. Thursday about the possible attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl on River Street after a man in a white utility van attempted to coerce the girl into the vehicle, police said.
The girl did not get into the van and instead ran to the closest house, according to police
Her family members said the man tried to entice the girl with candy, cash and video games.
"He told her that your parents had asked me to pick you up, so get in my van. So she froze. Then he said he had games for her he has money and to get in the van," the girl's aunt, Elizabeth Heart, said.
The vehicle might have been a Ford E350 with a utility rack and the driver appeared to be in his 40s and has a tattoo on his left forearm.
He was wearing a gray tattered shirt and black shoes and sped off when the child ran, police said.
State police said they received another report around half an hour later about a similar incident in the Wauregan section of Plainfield, but Plainfield police said there is no active investigation.
A girl got nervous about a white utility van driving behind her, so she called her mom and her mother called police. Officers then went out and stopped some cars, but there is no active investigation into that report.
The Sprague Resident State Trooper’s Office is investigating the Baltic case and anyone with information is asked to call 860-822-3000, extension 207.