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2 San Remo Kids Approached by SUV, Alert Police

Children were waiting for school bus when a male driver approached, encouraged children to get into his SUV.

Suffolk County police are investigating a report of two children who said they were approached by a male driver in an SUV who encouraged the children to get into his vehicle.

The incident took place on Longfellow Drive and Rosewood Road in San Remo last week. According to the aunt of one of the children, who did not wish to be named, the children were standing in the driveway of a neighbor waiting for the school bus when they were approached by a light green SUV. The children told the police the man, who was reported as light skinned, with brown hair and a black hat, pulled away when the bus approached. The children, who attend , notified the principal about the incident when they arrived at school.

Kings Park School District Superintendent, Susan Agruso said the school reported the incident to police.

“The children did the right thing. They stepped away from the car and reported the incident to the school,” said Agruso.

The Commack school district reported on their website on Jan. 24 that three middle school students, while walking to their bus stop at Broadway and Delamere, encountered a man making threatening physical and verbal gestures to them. According to the statement, the students ran away and notified parents. Police were called to the scene to investigate.

Agruso says that staff is on alert. "It has brought some extra attention that we need to be aware of our surroundings and be safe," said Agruso."If you see a suspicious car, report it. We need everyone's help on this."

John Massaro February 01, 2012 at 03:45 PM
I'm thinking in this day & age, it wouldn't be such a bad idea if we installed monitors at each bus stop. Possibly volunteer Moms & Dads? What would it take, really to organize something like that?
KKM February 01, 2012 at 05:13 PM
NOT making any connection at all, it just crossed my mind that there may be a registered sex offender who lives in that area. AGAIN.. NO CONNECTION being made to this story, just wanted to let people know they can check their area at www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/ if they want to know. Anyone who uses this information to injure, harass, or commit a criminal act against any person may be subject to criminal prosecution.
Diane February 01, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Why did it take days for The Patch to post this? If it were not for a recorded phone message from the school (which I was lucky enough to be home to hear) I would have not know about this! Very scarey!
Emily February 02, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I am grateful that the story was run. We need to be aware of our surroundings. Our community must pass on this information before child is abducted!!
John Massaro February 02, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Keep in mind, the Patch probably relies on Police reports for articles such as this. It's very possible that the SCPD didn't release the story until now. They have a habit of not making info like this public right away...
Emily February 06, 2012 at 12:38 AM
I heard another young girl was approached by a similar man and car, on Cypress drive.

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