Pasco deputies launch search for suspicious van driver, release photos of van

Posted at 3:59 PM, Oct 15, 2016

UPDATE | Pasco sheriff's detectives have received some new information regarding the suspicious incident involving a 15-year-old girl in Holiday Oct. 14.

Authorities are asking residents with surveillance cameras in the area of Bartelt Road in Holiday to check their video to see if they spot a dark colored van that appears to match the description of the one provided by a 15-year-old girl to Pasco deputies. 

The van appears to have front end damage to the bumper and missing the left hubcap, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office news release issued Sunday said. 

ORIGINAL STORY | Pasco County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who asked a 15-year-old girl if she wanted to get into his van Friday evening, authorities said.

The girl told deputies she was approached by a man driving an older model blue van on Bartelt Road in Holiday Friday, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

According to a Pasco County Sheriff's news release, the man tried to engage the girl in conversation then asked her if she wanted to get into the van. The girl said no and made it home safely.

The driver of the van was described as a bald, white man approximately 30 to 50 years old.

Pasco sheriff's detectives are investigating the incident.

Pasco sheriff's officials are asking residents in the Bartelt Road area who have security video to check their devices for possible sightings. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pasco sheriff's office tip line at 1-800-706-2488.