Earlier this afternoon, The Leader recevied an alert regarding recent incidents outside Clifton Middle School which have ratcheted up the “stranger danger” fear.
Over the last several days, it appears as though a group of two African American young men and one young woman have been robbing and threatening children from the school as they get out of school and walk by Forest West Park on Golden Forest Drive. One of the males is described as carrying a black backpack with short dreadlocks and might be in his 20’s. He is approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall, while the female has short hair with a pony tail and was wearing pink sneakers.
Preliminary indications are that the female is luring the kids over to the basketball court on the backside of the park and then robbing them, with the males were hiding in the shrubbery.
The trio appeared to initially take refuge in a boat which was parked on Golden Forest but is now parked in the parking lot at Pine Forest Apartments.
The Leader will keep residents appraised as the situation unfolds.