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The Mamaroneck Police Department is warning residents of a suspicious incident that happened to a Mamaroneck High School student Monday.
The Mamaroneck Police Department is warning residents of a suspicious incident that happened to a Mamaroneck High School student Monday. Photo Credit: File

MAMARONECK, N.Y. – The Mamaroneck Police Department is warning residents of a suspicious incident that happened on Palmer Avenue Monday.

Officials say that at approximately 8:40 a.m., a Mamaroneck High School student was walking to school on Palmer Avenue between Maple Avenue and Fenimore Road, when a dark green station wagon driven by a Hispanic male in his mid-40s with short dark hair and dark eyes approached her and asked her “Where are going?”

The student pointed straight ahead and kept on walking. The unknown male then asked her several times to get into the car and that he would drive her. The student said no each time and walked to a bus stop. The male asked one more time if she wanted a ride and after she said no, he drove away.

Te Rye Neck School District issued an advisory asking parents to be vigilant regarding suspicious activity of their children and to reinforce basic safety precautions:

  • Do not talk to strangers
  • Never enter a vehicle with a stranger
  • Walk in public areas when possible and walk in groups
  • If approached by a stranger, run to safety
  • Try to remember license plate numbers or other descriptive information
  • Call 911 immediately and report suspicious behavior to the police

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Detective Maresca of the Village of the Mamaroneck Police Department at (914) 825-8559.

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