Some scary news from the City of Frederick’s Alert system:
On 10/03/2011, the Frederick Police Department received a report of suspicious behavior that they would like to make the public aware of.
On 10/03/2011 at approximately 1600 hours, 3 teenage females were jogging in the area of the 100 block of S. Market St. Two of the females were ahead of the third and as they approached the intersection of S. Market and All Saints St., 2 males blocked the sidewalk and said “come here ladies”. As the females attempted to pass, one of the males grabbed the back of one of the female’s sweatshirt. She was able to pull free and both females then ran back the way they had come to make certain that the third member of their group did not attempt to pass the males alone. When the females again approached the area, the males were gone.
It was believed that there was a third male involved and seated in a maroon minivan parked across the street. This van was also gone when the females returned.
The suspects are described as 3 black males, all in their 40’s. One was possibly wearing a green or blue winter weight jacket. The van was described as an older model, “beat up”, maroon minivan.
The Frederick Police Department urges members of the public to be cautious and alert for suspicious behavior at all times. For those who run or walk for recreation, or physical fitness, it is recommended that they vary their route and routine on a regular basis. Always remain alert to what is ahead and around you. If a situation makes you uncomfortable, turn and alter your direction prior to approaching. Exercising as a group is a measure of safety as well. Carry a cell phone if possible and do not hesitate to call the police to report any threatening or suspicious situation.