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Jamestown police warn of suspicious man approaching children

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 16:09:18-05

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Police in Jamestown are warning parents of a suspicious person they say is approaching children.

Police say around 8:00 a.m., a student of Washington Middle School was walking to school near Hotchkiss St and Dearing Ave when they say a navy blue SUV with white stripes drove up to the student. Police say the white male driver asked if the student would help finding his lost puppy. According to police, the student ran away and went to the middle school to report what happened.

Police are looking for video surveillance in that area and are asking anyone who may have video systems who may have captured this vehicle as it drove through the area to contact them directly.

Tips can be reported to the Anonymous Tip Line at 483-8477 (Tips) or via the Tips 411 App. All calls and tips are kept confidential.