Police: Suspicious Incident With Child in Lafayette

A man appeared to beckon a 5-year-old girl to his white pickup truck Tuesday morning at Hough Avenue and Brook Street. The truck drove away when the parent approached.

Lafayette police are investigating a "suspicious circumstance" Tuesday morning in which a man appeared to wave to a 5-year-old girl to approach his white pickup truck, with a camper shell, stopped at Hough Avenue and Brook Street.

According to a police statement, the incident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. The child told her parent, who was walking nearby. The truck drove away when the parent came to the intersection.

Police said they do not know "if the driver was simply greeting the child, allowing her to cross the street or if there were other unknown motives."

The vehicle is described as a newer white pickup truck with a camper shell over the bed. It was last seen headed east on Brook toward Moraga Road. There were no injuries reported in the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 284-5010 or through the tip line at 94549Tip@gmail.com. Parents should remind their children about keeping safe, police added.


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