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Police looking for man who approached two children
ALBANY - Police are looking for a man who approached two young children walking home from school on Monday.
Albany Police say a man in a silver van allegedly approached two girls, ages 6 and 10, and offered them a ride as they were walking home from Arbor Hill Elementary School.
The girls refused and walked to an older brother that was waiting for them. The children then told parents, who then called police.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police (518) 462-8039.
The Albany Police and the Albany City School District would like to remind the members of our community about the following safety tips:
NEVER WALK ALONE Walk with an adult family member, an older student, or with an appropriately-aged group of students.
DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS If approached by a stranger RUN immediately to the nearest store or crossing guard and tell an adult about it.
COME TO SCHOOL ON TIME Sometimes being late is unavoidable. Parents and guardians, on those occasions, please escort your children into the school building and be certain of their safe arrival.
WALK AGAINST TRAFFIC SO YOU CANNOT BE FOLLOWED It takes time for a driver to turn around and it will give you a head start.
TELL SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY If you have had something happen to you, have had an experience that made you feel uncomfortable or scared, or if you have information, tell school officials and your parents immediately.