Front Royal police warn of suspicious man around children

^ Posted Oct. 10

Front Royal police are asking the public for help in tracking down a man and his vehicle for suspicious actions with a girl near the intersection of South Royal Avenue and South Street on Oct. 4.

A press release issued by Chief Norman Shiflett reported that the girl told a police officer that a man in a white car pulled up beside her as she was walking down the street. The girl reported that the man asked if she needed a ride, Shiflett said.

The girl rejected his offer, but he repeated the question again, according to Shiflett. The man drove away northbound after she turned him down again, Shiflett said.

Authorities describe the vehicle as a white Nissan sedan with damage around the headlight on the passenger side. They described the driver as a white man 30- to 40-years-old with a scruffy goatee and short brown hair.

Shiflett said Warren County school officials were warned about the incident "in the event the vehicle is seen on or around school properties."

Anyone with information helping to identify the driver and his car is asked to call 635-2111.

Shiflett also urged parents to talk to their children about accepting rides or engaging in other activities with strangers.

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