MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two teens reported being approached by a male in a minivan on September 26, says Montclair Police officials.
A nineteen-year-old Glen Ridge resident reported to police that while she was walking on Inwood Avenue, a dark blue or black-colored minivan stopped alongside her at approximately 3:50 PM.
She described the vehicle as being operated by a heavyset male in his late 30s, possibly Hispanic, with a thick Spanish accent.
The teen reported that the male had asked her for directions, but she had difficulty understanding him and could not assist him. He then asked the teen her name and if she needed a ride. When she declined, the male shook her hand firmly and caressed the back of her hand with his thumb. She pulled her hand away and walked away, with the male
repeatedly asking her if she needed a ride.
The complainant stated that at no point did the male exit his vehicle. She further states that the male was the only occupant in the vehicle last seen traveling west on Inwood Avenue, according to Captain Scott Buehler.
Earlier that same day, at approximately 3:15PM, a thirteen-year-old female reported to police that she and a juvenile friend were walking when a minivan occupied by a male traveling north on Park Street stopped alongside them and asked if they needed a ride.
The juvenile declined and ran to her residence with her friend.
The male is described as having an olive complexion and short, dark hair. The juvenile reports that the male spoke English and did not have an accent.
The vehicle, described as a dark brown or dark gray minivan, possibly a Toyota or Honda, was last seen
traveling north on Park Street.
Anyone with information, please contact the Montclair Police Department.