BRIDGEWATER (CBS) — Police are looking for two men in a van after a woman reported they approached her in a suspicious way as she was playing Pokemon Go Monday morning.
Maddie Olson, 19, told Bridgewater Police two Hispanic men in a navy blue van pulled up to her around 10:15 a.m. as she walked at the intersection of South Street and Winter Street.
“I was looking for a Pokemon for the Pokemon Go app,” Olson told WBZ-TV’s Louisa Moller.
Pokemon Go is a popular new app in which players use their smartphones to go out and try to catch digital monsters in the real world.
“These guys literally floored their car and like swung it towards me,” she said.
Police said she told them the men pointed at her and stopped their van in the middle of South Street, and that she fled when one of the men got out of the van.
“It was almost seeming like they were going to pick me up and put me in their car and I’m almost 90 percent certain that’s what their intentions were,” Olson said.
Neither party spoke to one another, police said.
The passenger in the van is described as being in his 20s with short black hair and a mustache and wearing a baseball hat. The driver is described as having worn a dark shirt and a white baseball hat.
Law enforcement is now warning people that the GPS driven app can cause players to be struck by cars, lured or even robbed.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports