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    Two Cities, Two Days, Two “Suspicious Incidents” Involving Harassing Middle School Girls

    In what might just be a coincidence, police in Elgin and Naperville were informed of a young-ish man harassing middle school girls walking home from school on subsequent days this week.

    On Tuesday at approximately 5 p.m., Naperville Police responded to a report of a suspicious incident that occurred earlier that afternoon.

    Two middle school-aged girls reported that they were approached by an adult male as they were walking near School and Ellsworth streets around 4 p.m. The man began to walk with them, asked them a series of personal questions and offered to take one of the girls to a location she liked to hang out. The girls refused to share information with him, at which point he stopped walking with them and walked westbound towards Washington Street.

    The man is described as a male white, approximately 5’10” – 6” tall with a thin build and brown hair, wearing a dark t-shirt and jeans.

    On Wednesday, January 18th at 5:11 p.m., a female student from Abbott Middle School came to the Elgin police department to report a similar incident.

    The student advised that a male hispanic in his 20’s with short hair and some facial hair has been making inappropriate statements to female students walking home from Abbott Middle School between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The suspect was observed following the female students in his vehicle as they were walking in the area of the 300-400 block of Standish St. The vehicle is believed to be a silver or beige Ford Edge.

    It remains unclear whether the incidents are related.

    If you have information that may assist in either of these incidents, please contact the appropriate police department.

    For Naperville, contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division. For Elgin, call 847-289-2600 or to text a tip, send a message to 847411. Please include “ELGINPD” in the beginning of the text along with the message and/or tip information.

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