Hopewell PD warns public of suspicious vehicle that followed young girls

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — The Hopewell Police Department is making the public aware of a suspicious vehicle that recently following two juvenile females in the city.

During the afternoon hours of January 7, police say a small, blue or green pickup truck followed two female juveniles in the 2000-25000 blocks of Atlantic St. According to police, the driver stated to one of the students, “if I were any younger, I would ask you to get in the truck.”

Police canvassed the area but did not find the vehicle or the suspect, who is described as a white male in his late 30s to early 40s. He was wearing a black beanie and a gray shirt.

“We will have an increased presence in the area, and we encourage citizens to report these types of incidents as soon as they happen,” Hopewell Police Captain Mike Whittington said in a release.

Anyone with information about this incident, or any crime occurring in the City of Hopewell, may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202. You can also text a tip anonymously. Simply add “274637 (CRIMES)” to your contacts list on your cellular phone and then text “igotcha” along with your message/tip. You will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip OR picking up your reward.

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