Two attempted pick-ups yesterday

Bristol police are investigating two separate attempted pick-ups involving two 9-year-old children.

Last Thursday, a 9-year-old boy said he was riding a scooter at the Beths Avenue and Kathern Street intersection, a press release said. At about 3:45 p.m. the boy said a short-haired, white male in his 30’s stopped at the intersection, in a green or blue pick-up truck. The male rolled down the driver’s side window and threatened to take the boy if he continued to ride his scooter, the release said. The boy then said the operator of the vehicle, which may have been a Toyota, left the area traveling south on Kathern Street.

Police were called to another incident that happened about 3:50 p.m., when a 9-year-old boy was walking in the area of 99 Hiltbrand Road. The boy said a dark colored car with tinted windows drove slowly past him. The 9-year-old said it appeared as though the operator of this vehicle reached back and opened the passenger side door, the release said, and the driver, who may have been a white male with short hair, motioned for the boy to come towards the car. The vehicle left heading northbound on Hiltbrand Road.

The release said “neither youth was harmed nor physically accosted.” It went on to say that even though both incidents were close to each other, it does not appear that they are related.

Both incidents are being investigated by Officer Brian Bonati. Anyone with information concerning the incidents should call Bristol Police at (860) 584-3011.