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Police add patrols after flasher allegedly approached West Hartford student

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Police patrols have been stepped up in a West Hartford neighborhood after reports of a flasher approaching a teen.

A student at Hall High School said a man exposed himself as she walked home.

It allegedly happened on Seneca Road not far from the school.

Neighbors in the area told Eyewitness News that they're having a tough time grasping what happened. They described the area as quiet.

Police issued a warning after the student's report, which was issued on Monday.

"I have to be more vigilant on what to do with my own kids as well as my nieces and nephews who live in this same street," said Lorena Bunker of West Hartford.

Police said the suspect was in a 4-door black sedan with a bent Connecticut registration plate. The student said she ran away and told an adult.

As a result, school officials said police have pledged more patrols while they continue to investigate.

The man was described as being in his 20s or 30s, unshaven and wearing a gray sweatshirt with a yellow cap.

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