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Girl reports suspicious motorist in Batavia

BATAVIA – The Batavia Police Department is encouraging parents to talk with their children about the importance of reporting situations involving suspicious people after one such incident happened Monday.

According to a press release, police responded to the 1400 block of Main Street in Batavia at 1:16 p.m. to meet a girl who was approached by a man in a vehicle.

The man was driving a tan four-door car, possibly an SUV, and reportedly shouted for the girl to approach his vehicle.

The girl, who was walking in the 1400 to 1500 block of Main Street, didn’t recognize the man and immediately ran away as the vehicle left west on Main Street, according to the release.

The man was described as 30 and Hispanic with short, dark spiked hair and wearing an orange or red shirt, police reported.

“The Batavia Police Department encourages parents and guardians to speak with their children about the importance of immediately calling 911 or speaking with a trusted adult when confronted with situations involving suspicious persons,” the release states.

Those with information about the incident may call Detective Sgt. Shawn Mazza at 630-454-2500.

Police in St. Charles and North Aurora reported incidents involving girls and male strangers in late August and early September, respectively.

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