GLOUCESTER Twp., N.J., (CBS) – Police are investigating two suspicious vehicle incidents in the Breckenridge Development of Gloucester Township.
Gloucester Township Police say they responded Tuesday afternoon to Sugarbush Drive and Breckenridge Drive for the report of a suspicious white van in the area.
It was reported a 12–year-old female was walking to a bus stop at Sugarbush Drive when she observed a van driving towards her. Police say the van stopped just past the 12-year-old, and backed up towards her. An adult neighbor was also walking to the bus stop on the opposite side of the street, and saw the van. When the neighbor saw the van reverse direction and back up, she thought it was suspicious so she crossed the street and walked over to the 12-year-old. It was reported to police that when the driver of the van saw them, he put the van in drive and turned left on to Breckenridge Drive.
Police say the neighbor stated that it appeared as though the van was looking for an address, may have just missed a turn, and then backed up to make the turn. Police say the male driver never made any gesture nor did he say anything to the 12-year-old.
The van is described as a white work style van with no markings or side windows, with tinted windows, a silver ladder with a red rope hanging from the rear of the ladder.
The driver was described as a heavy set white male, late 40’s or early 50’s, possibly wearing glasses, and a dark jacket and dark hat.
Police say shortly before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a 16-year-old female waiting at a bus stop on Breckenridge Drive noticed an occupied Nissan pickup truck. The vehicle was occupied by a white male with dark hair, heavy set, unshaven, wearing a dark brown jacket. The vehicle was reported to have driven up and stopped. The driver did not make any gestures or attempt to speak to the 16-year-old. The vehicle then left the area.
The truck is described as possibly a 2WD 1993-1997 Nissan, dark green with horizontal graphics running along the side of the truck.
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It is unknown if these incidents are related.
Police will continue to investigate this incident, and the public is requested to call 911 if you observe suspicious activity.
Anyone with information is asked to call 856-228-4500 or the GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line at 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword GLOTWP and your tip message to 847411 (tip411).
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