The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident where a 12-year-old girl told police that she was followed by a man Tuesday in Southeast Roanoke.
The incident happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Memphis Avenue in Roanoke.
The girl told police that when she was leaving school she noticed a man sitting in his pick-up truck staring at her. The girl says she stood beside an adult that she knew until the pick-up truck pulled away.
Later on, she told police that she saw the pick-up truck on 9th Street while she was walking home. The girl said she began to walk in a different direction, and the driver of the truck continued to follow her. She was able to run away.
The man did not make an attempt to speak to the girl.
She told police that the man was driving an older-model pick-up truck that was blue or gray. The truck had wood framing around the bed, and black metal mesh across the glass of the cab.
The driver was described as wearing an orange hat, and being between 35 and 45 years old. Police say any young person who feels threatened should call 911, run to a public place or contact a trusted adult.
The Roanoke Police Department is looking to speak to the driver of the pick-up truck. If you have any information, call 540-853-2211.