Burlington police search for man who allegedly approached 6-year-old at school bus stop

Burlington police are urging parents and residents to remain vigilant for a suspicious man who allegedly approached a 6-year-old boy at a school bus stop Wednesday afternoon.

The man, who police believe is in his mid-60s, stopped his green Cadillac near Gedlick and Gibson roads just after 3 p.m. to ask the boy where he lived and what his name was, according to police. The boy ran home and told his mother, who contacted police.

Upon investigation, police spoke to two other children who had seen the car in the area that afternoon.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and have increased patrols indefinitely both around school bus stops and near schools during arrival and dismissal.

“The safety of our children priority number one, and we want to get this message out to the public to ensure that people have their eyes open at all times,’’ Burlington Police Chief Michael Kent said in a statement. “Anyone who sees anything suspicious is urged to contact Burlington Police right away.’’

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