The Memphis Police Department is investigating after at least four reports of young girls who were assaulted or approached by strangers.
The incidents happened within a five-mile radius of each other near south Memphis. Police say the girls were walking to or from school when a strange man inappropriately talked to them or touched them.
Descriptions of the suspects and the car used are all similar; a man with dreadlocks driving a white 4-door sedan with tinted windows.
In two of the cases, girls were grabbed or fondled by the suspect. In the other cases, the man inappropriately talked to them from his car.
A Shelby County Schools spokesperson is encouraging students to walk in groups or with an adult.
“This obviously is a big concern to the district and of course to our local authorities,” says Kristin Tallent. “We’ve been collaborating with the Memphis Police Department to make sure we have extra support in those areas where those cases have happened.”
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.