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Brighton police seek leads, boost patrols near schools after student says man asked her to get in car

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27J: Student said man asked her to get into vehicle

By Crystal Nelson

BRIGHTON — Brighton police are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspicious man who allegedly pproached a student as she was walking to South Elementary School Tuesday.

The student ran to school and reported the incident and officers were summoned to the school at 8:25 a.m.

The girl said she was walking near South Second Avenue and Mather Street when a man in a red or maroon four-door vehicle followed her for a short distance, then told her to get in his car, a police department news release said.

The girl described the car as having some black coloring near the rear of the vehicle and described the unknown male as wearing a gray hoodie-type sweatshirt.

Brighton police are working to develop all investigative leads in the incident and have increased patrols around area schools. Anyone observing suspicious activity in progress should call 911. Police are also asking anyone with information about these incidents contact the Brighton Police Department tip line at 303-655-8740.

A school district press release said student safety is its utmost priority and that the district will continue to work with the police department to ensure the safety of all the students.

“We’re being vigilant and we’re encouraging parents to do the same in watching out for their children,” spokesman Kevin Denke said.