Independence police alert parents to suspicious vehicle near school bus stop

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence Police Department issued a statement Friday advising citizens, specifically parents, to be cautious of a suspicious vehicle that approached a child at a bus stop Thursday morning.

Police said someone reported that an older model late 70s or early 80s truck with dark tinted windows was driving suspiciously around a bus stop in the area of Truman Road and River Boulevard on Thursday, Nov. 14. The truck was reportedly driving slowly behind a child who was walking to a school bus stop. No other information on the truck or its occupants was given.

Independence police said they will increase patrols in the area.

Anyone with any further information on this incident or similar incidents is asked to contact the Independence Police Department at 816-325-7852 or 816-325-7300.

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