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Man reportedly tries to pick up two children in a suspicious van in Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL – According to the Pasco county sheriffs office, a suspicious van recently approached some children in the area of Meadow Pointe in Wesley Chapel.

Here is a copy of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Statement:

“Yesterday, Jan. 27, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious incident in the Mansfield Blvd. area of Wesley Chapel. Two juvenile females reported that an older white male driving a blue work-style van pulled up to them, stopped, told the juveniles that he was a cop and possibly attempted to get the juveniles to enter the van. The juveniles fled from the scene and reported the incident to their parents. A thorough investigation into this incident is ongoing.

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office urges parents to educate their children to never enter a vehicle if they do not know the individual and to report these incidents immediately.

Please report any information regarding this suspicious incident to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488. If you or your child is the victim of a suspicious incident such as this, call 911 immediately.”

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