Police: Suspicious man approaches two kids in Arbor Hill
Posted at: 10/01/2013 4:39 PM
Updated at: 10/01/2013 6:56 PM
By: WNYT Staff
ALBANY – Police are looking for a man they say approached two kids walking home from Arbor Hill Elementary on Monday.
The six and ten-year-old say the man drove up to them on Arbor Hill Drive, asking if they wanted a ride.
They walked to an older brother nearby, and notified a parent who called police.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, driving a silver colored van.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detectives Division at (518) 462-8039.
The following stranger safety tips come from Albany Police:
NEVER WALK ALONE – Walk with an adult family member, an older student, or with an appropriately-aged group of students.
DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS – If approached by a stranger RUN immediately to the nearest store or crossing guard and tell an adult about it.
COME TO SCHOOL ON TIME – Sometimes being late is unavoidable. Parents and guardians, on those occasions, please escort your children into the school building and be certain of their safe arrival.
WALK AGAINST TRAFFIC SO YOU CANNOT BE FOLLOWED – It takes time for a driver to turn around and it will give you a head start.
TELL SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY – If you have had something happen to you, have had an experience that made you feel uncomfortable or scared, or if you have information, tell school officials and your parents immediately.