Loudoun County deputies search for suspicious woman asking about children

- Deputies in Loudoun County are warning parents after a suspicious woman was witnessed twice asking about children in the area.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department said the incidents happened in the Brambleton area on Friday and Monday.

On Friday, a woman reported that the suspect approached her twice to ask her about her children at about 11:15 a.m. in Legacy Park.

The suspect followed the woman as she sat down to feed her child and asked for the names of the children and if she needed a nanny, according to authorities. Investigators said the suspect reached out toward the child, but the mother stopped her.

During the encounter, police said the suspect walked back-and-forth to a man who was sitting across the park. Detectives said the man and woman were not seen talking to each other but the mother believed they were together.

On Monday, a man reported a suspicious incident in the Oglethorpe Court area at about 12:30 p.m.

The man said he and his son were fishing in a pond when he noticed a suspicious vehicle driving in the area.

The man said he overheard a conversation in the vehicle and believed the female passenger was asking the male driver a question, possibly in reference to his son. The father told his son to come to him and the vehicle drove off.

In both incidents, the female suspect was described as being white, possibly Hispanic, with dark hair. In Friday’s case, she was described as being heavyset and in her mid-50s. At the time of Friday’s encounter her hair was pushed back and she was wearing a white tank top and black mid-length yoga pants.

The male suspect was described in both incidents as a white man in his 50s. In Friday’s case, he was described as being bald and wearing gray shorts, flip flops and had tattoos on his right upper arm.

The vehicle in Monday’s incident was described as being a gold-color vehicle, possibly a mid-1990s Nissan Sentra or Toyota Celica.

Anyone with any information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call Det. S. Schochet of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at (703) 777-0475.

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