Police investigating three reported abduction attempts
Police in three communities are investigation reports of a suspicious vehicle where the driver approached females walking along the road - two of them teenage girls.
The most recent case is in Hampden. The other two are in Bangor and Northeast Harbor.
In Hampden, police say they got a call around 6 p.m Tuesday that a man in a black SUV followed a 13-year-old girl on Main Road North and pulled alongside her.
The driver reportedly offered the girl $100 to get in the car.
The vehicle is described as a newer, black SUV with multi-colored LED lights on the interior roof. It may have Georgia license plates.
The driver is described as a man with a dark complexion, possibly of Middle Eastern descent. He reportedly had greasy black hair in a pony tail and perhaps a small beard.
Authorities say in Bangor, the potential victim was a 14-year-old girl.
In Northeast Harbor, a woman in her 60s says she was approached.
Authorities say in all of the cases, every vehicle had out-of-state plates.
Hampden Director of Public Safety Christian Bailey says, "We don't know what was in the person's mind, but certainly it was very suspicious and it's worthy of a thorough and complete investigation and we will continue to do that. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to get as much information as we possibly can to find out who the person was and to find out what their intent was."
Police say the incident in Northeast Harbor happened Sunday.
We weren't told the date of the case in Bangor.
Detectives in Bangor and Hampden are working together on the cases in their communities.
Bangor police say residents are encouraged to watch for vehicles that appear to be out of place in their neighborhoods.
Any suspicious activity should be immediately reported to police.
Anyone with information in the Hampden case is asked to call Public Safety at 862-4000.