After a man reportedly tried to lure a young girl into a car, police in Milford are stepping up patrols while parents are also on the lookout.
Police said a family member actually saw the man pull up near the girl on Baxter Lane near Ludlow Drive and open the back door of the car.
When he realized he was caught, he reportedly quickly drove off.
Police said this happened at about 5 p.m. on Monday. The man was driving a silver Mazda sedan with a spoiler on the trunk and black rims.
“As she was walking, the vehicle slowed,” said Milford Police Officer Michael DeVito. “She was close to her house, so an adult family member saw this and ran over to where this was taking place."
The driver was described as being about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and sneakers. The car’s license plate began with an “8.”
"So our patrolmen on all three shifts are looking for any kind of suspicious activity, specifically this specific vehicle,” DeVito said.
Neighbors said the area is quiet, which is why Brian Carroll said he and his family love about the area they have called home for seven years.
"The high school is right around the corner, there's kids and walkers here every day here. I've never heard of a problem once yet,” Carroll said.
Anyone with information should contact Milford police.
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