Feb 20, 2020 9:00 AM

Police: Van, 2 suspects involved in suspicious activity in Kansas

Posted Feb 20, 2020 9:00 AM
Photo courtesy Wichita police
Photo courtesy Wichita police

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating several cases of suspicious activity involving  

Just before 4p.m.  Monday, officers responded to a suspicious character call at businesses in the 7700 block of East Kellogg, in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davidson. 

A 54-year-old woman reported that an unknown male driver and unknown woman passenger approached her 16-year-old son and her 17-year-old daughter in a parking lot in a tan Ford Freestyle van and asked for them to help with their child. 

The teenagers refused, no children were observed in the vehicle and the suspects fled in the van.    

Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a suspicious character call at a business in the 10500 block of West Central in Wichita.  Upon arrival, officers contacted a 59-year-old woman who reported an unknown male driver and a woman passenger in a minivan pulled up beside her vehicle and asked if she would help with their child.  She refused, no children were observed in the van and she left in her vehicle.  There were no injuries in this case.  

Similar incidents were also reported to have occurred at a business in the 3700 block of North Woodlawn in Andover, Kansas.

The driver is described as a dark-skinned black male in his late 20’s or early 30’s, small build and bald.  The passenger is described as a black female in her late 20’s or early 30’s, shoulder-length hair.  The van is a tan Ford Freestyle van with a Kansas tag  078 LWY.

If you are approached by these individuals in this vehicle, please call 911 so officers can respond and investigate further.  If you have any information on these cases, the individuals or vehicle, please email Officer Lori Kimrey at [email protected].

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