Madison police are investigating reports that a man tried to lure children into his car using Pokemon Go.
Madison police said Tuesday around 8:20 p.m. a man in an older model gray/silver BMW series approached children near the West Wharf Beach parking lot and asked them to get in the car to go find Pokemon. The suspect may have been looking specifically for children on their cellphones playing the game, according to police.
None of the children got in the car and no one was harmed. Witnesses reported the suspect drove through the West Wharf parking lot several times trying to find children.
The driver is described as a male in his early to mid-20s with short blonde hair. The BMW was described as having a Connecticut early American license plate, and the first to letters may be IA.
Anyone with information on this incident should contact Madison police at (203) 245-2721. Police remind parents to report any suspicious person who approaches their children immediately.
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