HELP ID: Jeep linked to two suspicious Burnsville incidents

- Burnsville police are asking for the public's help to identify a man involved in two suspicious incidents with minors.

The two incidents allegedly happened on the same day less than six miles apart.

On Sunday, police received a report a man inside a red Jeep was following a teenage girl who was walking her dog. The girl told police she was walking around 2 p.m. in the 3300 block of Barbara Lane when she noticed the Jeep apparently following her. When she went into a neighbor's house, the vehicle sped away. She did not interact with the driver.

Two days later, police later received another report of a suspicious incident involving a similar vehicle. According to the report, the incident also happened on Sunday. At 1 p.m., a man in a red Jeep stopped to speak to the kids outside their home in the 14800 block of White Oak Drive. He asked them if they "lived nearby" and to "come closer to the vehicle." The kids ignored him and he drove away.

The suspicious vehicle is described as a 1999-2004 red Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Surveillance cameras captured the vehicle on video. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Burnsville Police Detective Andrea Newton at (952)895-4670.

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