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Police: Man offered teen a ride while walking home from Henrico school

Posted at 11:32 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 11:32:04-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Henrico Police are investigating a ‘suspicious situation’ after a man driving a minivan allegedly followed a teenaged girl and offered her a ride.

The incident occurred just before while the girl was walking home from school Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they received a 911 call in the area of Nine Mile Road and Naglee Avenue for the report of a suspicious situation just before 3 p.m.

A teen reported that a man was watching and following her while inside of a grey minivan. That man, described as a black male, then asked her if she wanted a ride.

When she said no, the driver left the area.

When police arrived at the scene, officers transported the teen home to a guardian.

“Police in patrol and SRO’s have worked closely with the family to obtain any additional details and to increase patrols in the area,” said a police spokesperson.

Henrico Police encourage anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. Police also encourage those in similar situations to call police at 804-501-5000 or 911 in the event of an emergency.