GPD says: WATCH for Red VW with NY plates. Report suspicious activity

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Press Release

Below is a redacted copy of an alert we issued to our officers with special attention to the West End Patrols. We think it’s prudent to share with the community some salient facts regarding a report of a suspicious person.

Be watchful around schools, libraries, and playgrounds. A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI COLOR RED bearing New York registration tags has been seen in the area watching children on several occasions this month. The subject has been observed in the Byram area (Richland Road, Henry Street and State line areas). The operator of the vehicle is a white male, approximately 6′-4″ with a pony tail.

The Detectives have identified and interviewed the owner; he is a local New York resident. The Detectives are unable to establish probable cause for an arrest nor is a warrant likely based upon the previous reported incidents. However, the known facts merit our increased vigilance; please be watchful and document any dealings with the subject.

The subject is NOT wanted nor do we expect anyone in the general public to approach him. We are hoping community members will remain watchful and notify us of any suspicious activity around those areas were children congregate.

If anyone has had and previous contacts with the described subject or see any suspicious activity, please call the non-emergency number at the police department (203) 622-8001. If they want to leave a message anonymously call (203) 622-3333 or 1(800) 372-1176, or tips@greenwichct.org.

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