Deputies warn of suspicious van in Palm City

Posted at 12:26 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 00:31:49-04

The Martin County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a suspicious van they say followed a child Monday evening. 

The incident happened in the area of SW 37th Street in old Palm City. 

Officials say a white male between 40 and 50-years old with "chubby face" stopped a young boy asking him for directions. When the boy did not respond,  the man followed him up the street. 

The vehicle is described as a black minivan, possibly a Chevy Astro, with small green accents.

Deputies have heightened patrols in the area and are asking anyone with information to call 911.