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Holly Springs police receive report of suspicious vehicle

Posted August 27, 2010 6:57 p.m. EDT

Holly Springs police said Friday evening that they received a report of a suspicious white pickup truck in the Sunset Oaks neighborhood Friday afternoon.

Mark Andrews, a spokesman for the town, said a 12-year-old girl told officers that she was near Grantwood Drive after getting off a school bus when the truck's driver, whom she did not know, offered her a ride.

The girl, scared, ran home, Andrews said in a news release. The driver left in the opposite direction, he said.

Police searched the area for the truck in attempt to interview the driver, Andrews said. Officers have not confirmed that any crime was attempted.

Friday's report is similar to two others earlier this week in Cary.

In one instance, a woman said she noticed a man in a white pickup truck parked near her home while her children were outside playing. When the man saw her, she said, he immediately left.

Police in both towns advise parents to be vigilant when their children are outside and to report immediately suspicious activity to local law enforcement.