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Suspicious White Van Reported In Chapel Hill

Posted April 15, 2004

— Police are alerting the public to two reports of a suspicious white van seen in Chapel Hill neighborhoods.

Authorities said during the week of April 5, a white van was seen for about 10 minutes driving slowly on Savannah Terrace, Seawell School Road and Homestead Road while children were waiting at the school bus stops.

Another incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13. A 12-year-old girl was walking her dog on Portsmith Place and Chesapeake Way when a white van followed her. When the driver allegedly yelled something at the girl, she ran from him.

The driver was described as a white male, 40 to 50 years old, thin face, possibly with facial hair and bad teeth. In both cases, authorities said he was wearing a hat described as a blue golf hat or a floppy hat.

The Police Department has informed residents of the neighborhood about the incident through a neighborhood watch e-mail alert.

If you have any information about the incidents or similar situations, you are asked to call either 911, the Chapel Hill Police Department at

(919) 968-2760

or Crime Stoppers at

(919) 942-7515

.

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