Oro Valley Police issue stranger danger alert

Example of a similar van [Photo courtesy Oro Valley Police]

ORO VALLEY – Oro Valley Police issued a stranger danger alert after they received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Granville Canyon Way and Bandanna Way appearing to follow a young teen.

At about 3:45 p.m. Monday, a 13-year-old girl was walking home from the bus stop when an observant neighbor noticed a suspicious van that appeared to be following the girl.

The neighbor asked the girl if everything was okay and alerted the girl to the suspicious van. The neighbor found it very unusual as the van was driving in reverse as the child walked north on Bandanna Way.

The girl reported later that she noticed the van as she began walking home from the bus stop. As the girl turned onto Saddletree Place from Bandanna Way the vehicle continued to follow into the cul-de-sac. The child began to run and the van drove away northbound on Bandanna Way.

The driver is described as male with a blue shirt and brown facial hair. He was driving an older model, White van with a ladder on the roof. Officers searched the area but were not able to locate the vehicle.

OVPD is asking the public to remain vigilant and call 911 if they see a similar vehicle in the area.

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