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*COMMUNITY ALERT* of Suspicious Person

Post Date:05/25/2016 10:45 AM

** COMMUNITY ALERT**
(Suspicious Person/ Circumstances)


On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at approximately 7:10 AM, the Mount Prospect Police Department responded to Holmes Junior High School, 1900 West Lonnquist Boulevard, Mount Prospect, for a report of a suspicious male subject who had an inappropriate conversation with a 14 year old juvenile from his vehicle, as the juvenile was walking to school.

At approximately 7:05 AM, a 14 year old juvenile was walking to school through the parking lot of Saint Cecilia Catholic Church, 700 S. Meier Road, when a male subject, seated in a dark grey colored Toyota Sienna minivan parked in the parking lot, spoke to the juvenile. The male subject spoke to the juvenile in Korean, and initially asked for directions, but then the conversation turned inappropriate about the clothes the juvenile was wearing. The juvenile then ran away from the minivan to Holmes Junior High School, where the encounter was reported immediately. The minivan exited the church parking lot as the juvenile ran toward the school and headed eastbound Lonnquist Boulevard.

The minivan was described as a newer model dark grey Toyota Sienna. The male driver is described as an Asian male, mid 20’s, medium build with a round face, wearing a dark colored baseball style cap and a black colored shirt. The driver spoke Korean with the juvenile.

The Mount Prospect Police Department urges parents and children living in this area to be extra vigilant in the days ahead and to call 9-1-1 immediately should a subject and/or vehicle matching this description be observed. The Mount Prospect Police Department will have an increased presence in the area.

Additionally, the Mount Prospect Police Department urges parents to use this incident as an opportunity to review safety rules with their children and to report any suspicious activity to the police immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

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