FREMONT -- Police are hunting for a man who reportedly staked out a group of Maloney Elementary School students with binoculars on Wednesday as they participated in gym class.
Officers responded to a 9:30 a.m. call at the school at 37800 Logan Drive for a suspicious person seen parked on a street outside the school, said Sgt. Jeff Swadener.
A school custodian told police that he saw a man sitting in a dark, brown van parked near the intersection of Kimbro Street and Canfield Drive watching the children through binoculars as they ran laps outside during gym class, Swadener said.
When the custodian approached the van, the man drove away.
Police described the suspect as a while man in his 30s who wore a dark colored jacket.
Officers searched the area and canvassed the neighborhood around the school but did not find the man, Swadener said.
Anyone with information about this incident can call police at 510-790-6800 or at the anonymous tip line at 510-494-4856.
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