Juneau police are looking for two men in a truck who tried to pick up a child walking home from school last week.
Lt. Dave Campbell says a 6th grade girl was walking on Stephen Richards Memorial Drive Thursday when a pickup with two men inside pulled up next to her and asked if she wanted a ride.
“In this case, the student acted appropriately in that the student ran away from the truck after she’d been asked to go for a ride,” Campbell said.
JPD resource officers teach a program in the schools called “Stranger Danger”, where kids learn what to do if they are approached by a stranger.
“What the students are taught is to not go anywhere with strangers, to report these types of instances to adults, don’t listen to what a stranger says as far as if they’re offered something, or told they’re with another family member. In this case the student did report it to the parents and the parents reported it to the school,” Campbell says.
The truck is described as an older blue Toyota pickup with a black canopy. The driver is thought to be in his fifties with a black and grey beard. The passenger may be in his mid-30s. He was wearing a green hat at the time of the incident.
Police say anyone with information concerning the Toyota pickup or the two men should contact JPD immediately, at 586-0600, or Crime Line.