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Peoria police investigating suspicious incidents involving young girls

Posted at 9:20 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 11:03:05-04

PEORIA, AZ — Peoria police are investigating a series of suspicious incidents involving young girls.

Officers say on July 9, a man driving in the area of Sunrise Point and Lone Mountain Parkway tried to make contact with a young girl who was walking nearby.

The man approached the girl and reportedly told her, “Hey, I’ve been looking for you.” The girl walked away and the man approached her again and said, “Hey, I’ve been looking for you." Police say the girl left the area and called her parents.

After talking with neighbors, police learned two other girls had also seen the man's van in the neighborhood. They said the vehicle slowed down as it passed them, but the man inside did not talk to them.

A neighbor reviewed security camera footage and was able to capture a picture of the man's vehicle - a white, 2009-2013, Ford Transit Connect Van.

Police say the license plate is unknown and there were no markings on the vehicle. The driver was described as a black male, possibly younger in age.

Anyone with information regarding the vehicle, the driver, or any incidents involving this vehicle are asked to contact Detective Skaggs of the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-8104 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.