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Teens Approached By Suspicious White Van Near Route 9 In Poughkeepsie

Town of Poughkeepsie police said two teenagers were approached by a passenger in a suspicious white van after 6 p.m. on Monday. The exact location of the incident was near South Road and Beechwood Avenue, police said.
Town of Poughkeepsie police said two teenagers were approached by a passenger in a suspicious white van after 6 p.m. on Monday. The exact location of the incident was near South Road and Beechwood Avenue, police said. Photo Credit: Google Maps

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Town of Poughkeepsie police warned area residents Tuesday to be on the lookout for suspicious activity involving a white van.

In a news release Tuesday, town police said that two teenagers said they were approached by a passenger in the van shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday near Route 9.

The incident occurred near South Road and Beechwood Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie, police said.

The van's passenger, with a tan complexion and possibly Hispanic, approached the teens, who did not engage in any further conversation, according to police. The teenagers were able to leave the scene safely, police said, and the van left the area.

No additional details were provided to police. Anyone with information is urged to call Town of Poughkeepsie police at 845-485-3666.

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