Police Seek to Identify Man in Vehicle Who Approached Teen Girl


Police in Vermont are looking to identify a man who reportedly approached a teenage girl walking down the street in his car.

According to Newport police, they received a report that a 14-year-old girl was walking down Mount Vernon Street in Newport when she was approached by a man she didn't know and told her to get into his car. The report came in around 8:15 p.m. Friday, two hours after the incident allegedly occurred.

After multiple demands, the girl refused to get into the car and kept walking down the street to meet her boyfriend and the man drove off toward Western Avenue, police said.

According to police, the man was described as driving an older model dark green Subaru Outback with several items filling up the back seat. He was an older white male with white hair that was cut short. His face was clean shaven and he had a deep voice.

The girl told police that as he drove off, the car's muffler was loud and rattling and that part of the vehicle's undercarriage was loose. She didn't have a license plate number but said the car had Vermont plates.

Anyone who may be able to identify the man or may have witnesses any suspicious activity in the area Friday night is asked to call Newport Police at 802-334-6733.

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