Naugatuck Police identified suspect after teen says man posing as officer tried to lure her into car

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Police Department is investigating a report of a man posing as an off-duty police officer trying to lure a teenage girl into his car.

The 16-year-old girl told Naugatuck police she was riding her bike on High Street near Calvin Street  when the man drove up and asked her several times if she needed a ride. She said he told her that he was an off police officer but did not have his badge on him.

When the man wouldn’t leave, the teen screamed for help, attracting the attention of a passer-by.

The Naugatuck Police Department says they have identified a suspect and are currently interviewing him, however they are still investigating the incident.

If anyone has information on this incident they are urged to contact the Naugatuck PD at 203-729-5221 or the NPD Confidential Tip Line at 203-720-1010.