UPDATE: Man in Jeep tries to lure Bristol kids
Editors’s note: This story was updated Tuesday evening to indicate that the Vermont State Police closed the case.
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police on Tuesday morning, April 19, were seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of red Jeep who allegedly tried to persuade two young girls to get in his vehicle near the intersection of Vincent Drive and Lower Notch Road in Bristol on Sunday, April 17. But by the end of the day troopers had closed the case.
Police said it was at around noon that an 11-year-old girl and her friend noticed the red Jeep with a black top and no doors drive by with several passengers. The Jeep turned into Carterville, and shortly thereafter left Carterville with no passengers, according to state police.
The vehicle pulled up to the girls and the male driver began to talk to them and attempted to persuade them to get into the vehicle, police said. The two children immediately ran away and the vehicle left the area, according to authorities.
State police put out a call for anyone with information about the owner/operator or passengers of that red Jeep to contact them.
At a little before 8 p.m. on Tuesday police issued a press release thanking the public for their assistance with this incident. “After a thorough investigation the driver of the vehicle has been identified and it has been determined that no criminal act occurred,” the press release said. “This case is considered closed.”
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