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Police: Roanoke 17-year-old girl says suspicious man followed her to school

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Roanoke police have increased patrols around Forest Park Academy after a student reported being followed by a suspicious man.

On Tuesday at 9:51 a.m., police went to the school after a 17-year-old girl reported being followed to school that morning.

She described him as an older white man, possibly between 55 to 60 years of age, driving a red, four-door Ford F150, according to police.

The girl said the man never tried to touch or talk to her, but that he waved at her before she walked into school.

She told police that this same man, in the same vehicle, followed her once before around Christmas time of last year.

Anyone with information can call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.