Shortly after 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 19th, a suspicious incident occurred involving an eleven year old female in the Rye Neck school district.
The girl was walking home in the vicinity of Wagner Avenue and Frank Avenue when she was approached by a vehicle described as a dark gray sedan with tinted windows. The driver, the sole occupant, was described as a late-30s white male wearing a gray hoodie with the hood up. The man stopped the vehicle, pointed a flip phone at her as if to take a photo or video, and said “come over here”. The girl ran to the safety of a neighbor’s house. The car drove away.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department at (914) 777-1122.
Parents are encouraged to be vigilant for suspicious activity regarding their children and to reinforce basic safety precautions:
Do not talk to strangers
Never enter a vehicle with a stranger
Walk in public areas when possible and walk in groups
If approached by a stranger, run to safety
Try to remember license plate numbers or other descriptive information
Call 911 immediately and report suspicious behavior to the police
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Dr. Peter J. Mustich
Peter J. Mustich, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools