WEST LONG BRANCH - Police in Monmouth County are increasing patrols in two communities after reports of a suspicious man watching children near school bus stops.

A West Long Branch girl told her mother last week that a man was allegedly watching her as she waited for her bus. Parents now say they are on the look out and will accompany their children at stops.

Eatontown Police also reported a similar incident in recent weeks. Both towns have stepped up patrols in the area.