Child Reports Suspicious Encounter in Lowes Island

Update: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reports that the suspect in this case contacted the agency after reading reports of the incident. He has talked with detectives. While still under investigation, there appears to be no threat to the community.

Loudoun deputies are stepping up patrols in the Lowes Island area after an elementary school girl reported being followed by a man in an SUV this morning.

According to the report, the girl was walking in the area of Whitewater Drive and Whirlpool Square about 7:30 a.m. when a black SUV passed her several times. The driver then stopped and asked her if she wanted to get into his car. The child said no and the driver reportedly became angry and told her to get into the car. The child ran to a nearby adult who was walking her dog in the area.

The driver did not make any physical contact with the child and did not get out of the vehicle.

The driver was described as a possibly Middle-Eastern male with short or balding dark hair and had a beard. The SUV was described as being a Chevrolet Suburban or Yukon XL with silver rims and Virginia tags.

The Sheriff’s Office is conducting directed patrol in the area.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective J. Cichocki at 703-777-0475.

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