PEPPERELL, MASS. (WHDH) - Pepperell police are investigating after receiving a report of a suspicious man in a white van offering three young boys a ride Wednesday evening.
Officers responding to the area of Leighton Street near Rite Aid around 6 p.m. met with the children who told them that the suspicious man approached them an hour earlier and offered them a ride.
The boys said they refused the ride and the van drove east down the street but then turned around and came back to once again ask them if they wanted a lift.
The children refused for a second time and the van reportedly left the area.
The boys went home and reported the incident to their parents, who call the police.
The children described the vehicle as a white “work van” which a blue square logo on at least one side that was similar to a maze and had blue writing underneath it.
Police say it is believed that the van had Massachusetts registration plates.
The driver was described as a white man in his 20s with stubble. He was last seen wearing a black hat with the same logo.
Anyone with information or surveillance cameras in the area is asked to call Pepperell police.
(Copyright (c) 2019 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)