UPDATE 11-14-2013: “Vehicle #2” and the driver were located on 11-13-2013, an updated news release is forthcoming.
The Gloucester Township Police is investigating 2 Suspicious Vehicle Incidents which have recently occurred in the Breckenridge Development of Gloucester Township.
INCIDENT #1: On November 12, 2013 at approximately 3:52 pm, the Gloucester Township Police responded to the area of Sugarbush Drive and Breckenridge Drive for the report of a suspicious white van in the area. It was reported that the van was traveling down Sugarbush Drive from the area of Kearsley Road towards Breckenridge Drive. A 12 year old female was walking to the bus stop which is located at Sugarbush Drive. She observed the van driving towards her. The van stopped just past the 12 year old female, and backed up towards her. An alert adult neighbor was also walking to the bus stop at the same time but was on the opposite side of the street, and she also observed the van. When the neighbor observed the van reverse direction and back up, she thought it was suspicious so she crossed the street and walked over to the 12 year old female. When the driver of the van saw them, he put the van in drive and turned left on to Breckenridge Drive. The neighbor stated that it appeared as though the van was looking for an address, may have just missed a turn, and then backed up to make the turn. The male driver never made any gesture nor did he say anything to the 12 year old female.
The van was described as a white work style van with no markings or side windows, with tinted windows, a silver ladder with a red rope hanging from the rear of the ladder. The driver was described as a heavy set white male, late 40’s or early 50’s, possibly wearing glasses, and a dark jacket and dark hat.
INCIDENT #2: (LOCATED ON 11-13-2013)On November 13, 2013 at approximately 7:19 am, a 16 year old female waiting at a bus stop on Breckenridge Drive noticed an occupied pickup truck The vehicle was reported to have driven up and stopped. The driver did not make any gestures or attempt to speak to the 16 year old female. The vehicle then left the area.
If you have any information or can identify the suspects in the video or photos, please call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777 . You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177
Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500. If you have an EMERGENCY or are witnessing a CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911.