Police release photos of suspicious vehicle that approached teenage student


ABC11 has learned that the unknown driver approached not one, but two children on Thursday. Both incidents occurred Thursday morning in the Lafayette Village neighborhood.

Officers say an African-American man wearing a dark hoodie, approached a 13-year-old girl who was walking to her school bus stop. It happened around 6:30 a.m. on Bayleaf Drive.

The young girl says the car stopped, the passenger door opened, and a man tried to talk to her, saying he was her friend. She kept walking, and the car drove away.

Police now say that same car drove up to another girl a few blocks away. When the driver tried to talk to her, she ran away.

A homeowner's outside security camera caught the white car as it pulled away from the first incident. Police hope someone recognizes the older model vehicle.

"See the photos, look at them. Give them a extra glance," said Fayetteville Police Lt. Todd Joyce. "If you recognize the vehicle, if you see it while you've been out in the neighborhood, and while there may be additional vehicles that match the description, at least we would rather know and track the cars and see if we can find the correct person."

Some neighbors told ABC11 that they didn't immediately recognize the vehicle.

Anyone with information concerning the vehicle or the identity of the man inside is asked to contact detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department's Special Victims Unit at (910) 433-1851 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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