NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Police are investigating an incident in a neighborhood Friday evening when two girls were thought to be at risk.
Around 4:40 p.m., police communications received a report about a suspicious encounter between a man and two 12-year-old girls in the first block of Milford Road, according to Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department.
The 50-year-old man offered to put the girls’ bikes in the rusted white pickup truck he was driving and give them a ride home, according to the 911 caller. The mother of one of the victims told 10 On Your Side the girls fled from the man and immediately rode their bikes home.
The vehicle was last seen on Milford Road, heading towards Hurley Avenue. McPherson said an officer responded to the area, but was not able to locate the suspect.
No further information has been released. Stay with WAVY.com for updates as they become available.