Police Warning Parents After Strangers Frighten Kids

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – Steve Fermier
 
Police are warning parents in Anne Arundel County about cases of strangers approaching children at school bus stops.

There have been two incidents reported in the last day or so of young girls being frightened by a suspicious person…in one case yesterday afternoon in the Edgewater area.

Police said an 11 year old girl told her Dad that a man in a white minivan stopped near her bus stop and offered her a ride home.

Police said it happened at Riva Road near Centre around 3:30 p.m.  The man was described as a white male in his 50’s with a mustache and long hair. 

And yesterday morning, a 13 year old girl said that a man was hiding in the bushes near her bus stop at Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis.

That happened around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The man did not approach any of the kids, police said.  But the girl thought he might have been seen in the area before. 

Anyone with information on either incident is urged to call police.

Police don’t think the cases are connected. 

Police said parents are urged to have their action plans in place and tell their children to try to stay in groups. 

 
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