Police Investigate Suspicious Person

New Castle County Police are investigating an incident where a man approached a group of children in the community of Bellefonte.

(Wilmington Del. – 19809) On Sunday (November 6) at about 6:00p.m., County Police were called to the 400 block of Brandywine Blvd in reference to a suspicious person.  Upon arrival, police conducted interviews and learned that a group of children between 8 and 11 years old were playing in the area of a vacant residence for sale on that block when they were approached by a man.  The man, described as a thin white male 60-70 years old, 5’8”-5’10” tall, 130-160 pounds, partially bald, wearing blue flannel, blue jeans, small round glasses and holding a cane, approached the children and acted suspiciously- causing the children alarm.  The man did not come in physical contact with any of the children.  The children fled the area and called police.

Police searched the area for the man but did not locate him.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.