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Suspicious Incident Investigation

On March 16, 2019, at approximately 5:00 P.M. the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious incident that occurred in the 1700 block of Prairie Avenue. A 9 year old girl was roller skating near Lee and Prairie, when the driver of a small gray SUV parked nearby and got out of the vehicle to check the trunk. The child became alarmed when the driver began walking towards her. The driver did not say anything to the child and she returned home and told her parents about the incident.


The driver of the small gray SUV was described as a white man, approximately 40-50 years old, with gray hair and wearing eyeglasses.


The Police Department would like to remind parents to review stranger danger practices with their children. Children should also be instructed to run home or to a familiar house or school and get help immediately if approached by a stranger. The police should then be called as soon as possible.


Anyone with additional information is asked to please contact the Downers Grove Police Department at (630) 434-5600.