Police have provided this photo as an example of the type of van that followed a girl home from the bus stop Monday afternoon.

Police want to warn the community about a suspicious van that allegedly followed a 13-year-old girl who was walking home from a bus stop in Oro Valley Monday. 

The girl reported to police that she noticed the van as she walked home from the bus stop at about 3:30 p.m. in the area of Granville Canyon Way and Bandanna Way.

She said it followed her as she turned off the main street into a cul-de-sac. She began to run and the van drove away, headed north on Bandanna Way, according to a department Facebook post.

A neighbor had noticed the van following the girl and asked if she was OK. The neighbor said the van was driving in reverse, following the child, according to the post.

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Police say the driver is described as a male with a blue shirt and brown facial hair, driving an older-model, white van with a ladder on the roof.

Officers searched the area but found nothing. OVPD is asking people to call 911 if they see a similar van in the area.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at dkhmara@tucson.com or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara