Nassau County, NY - May 7, 2015 - The Nassau County Police Department is advising the public of five Unusual Incidents of children being approached by an unknown male black suspect driving a black colored van. The children have all been female and ranged from 8-16 years old. In two incidents, the subject attempted to entice the children with the offer of candy. In three of the incidents, the children were walking to/from school.
The suspect is described as a male black, 20-30 years of age, driving a black vehicle possible van or SUV with possibly a dent on the right rear door and possibly tinted windows.
Monday April 13, 2015 at 4:30pm on Melvin Avenue Lakeview
Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 7:40am on Woodfield Road / Janos Lane Lakeview
Thursday April 23, 2015 at 2:35pm on Lakeview Avenue Lynbrook
Tuesday May 5, 2015 at 7:45am on Grove Street / Jamaica Avenue Valley Stream
Thursday May 7, 2015 at 7:30am on Orlando Avenue / Champlain Avenue Lakeview
Residents are encouraged to call 911 immediately should they observe suspicious activity as described above.
The Nassau County Police Department would like to offer the following suggestions:
If a stranger stops their car and asks the child questions, run the opposite direction and tell authorities.
Always walk in groups and stay close to the curb, away from shrubbery and doorways.
Do not take shortcuts through alleys, vacant lots or parks.
The Nassau County Police Department would like anyone with information regarding any of these incidents to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.