Chester County officials warn community after suspect van approaches females around the area

Chester County officials warn community after suspect van approaches females around the area
Suspect van in Richburg (Source: Chester County Sheriff's Office)

RICHBURG, S.C. (WBTV) - The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several incidents in the Richburg community in which females reported suspects in a van approaching them and making unwanted advances.

NEED TO ID: If anyone knows who this van belongs to, please contact the Chester County Sheriff's Office at 803-581-5131...

Posted by Chester County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The van is described as white with a gray spot on the hood where the paint appears to have flaked off. Three men are believed to have been in the van each time it approached the females, on May 17 at a nearby BP gas station and again on May 18 at QuikTrip. Both of these establishments were located along Lancaster Highway. The van was also sighted by a child on May 21 around that area.

PSA - There have been multiple reports of 3 men in the van pictured below approaching teenage girls on several occasions...

Posted by Richburg Fire-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The females approached by the male suspects were all teenagers and authorities are asking residents of the community to be cautious as they continue to search for the van and its occupants.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to call the Chester County Sheriff’s Office at 803-581-5131 or to just call 911 as soon as possible. The van is believed to still be in the Richburg area.

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