Brattleboro police investigating reports of women trying to lure children

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Police in Brattleboro said they are looking into two reports of women approaching young children on their way home to school.

In the most recent incident, police received a report that on February 12 a woman approached an 8-year old boy as he walked home from the bus stop after school.  They say it happened in the Maple/Pleasant St. neighborhood. 

According to police, the boy said the woman was medium height with blond hair and was driving a white vehicle. The boy said she asked him to get into her car, but he ran home.

Brattleboro police say the report is similar to one received January 18. In that incident, police said a middle aged woman with curly brown or blond hair, driving a light-blue 4-door car, approached an 11-year-old child and offered to give him a ride to school.

Officers say they’ve talked with schools and local bus companies to make sure children are informed, and they’re reminding parents to talk with their kids about how they should respond to such situations.

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