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.
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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.