Man tried to lure children, say Calgary police

Calgary police are warning the public after two incidents involving children being spoken to or approached by strangers.

Investigators examining whether 2 incidents are related

Calgary police are warning the public after two incidents involving a man approaching children. (Google Maps)

Calgary police are investigating two recent incidents involving children being approached by strangers.

On Wednesday, a 12-year-old boy was riding his bicycle near Tararidge Close and 64th Avenue N.E. when he was approached by a man in a clean, black car. The man allegedly asked the boy to get into the car, according to police.

The boy said no, then rode his bike home.

The man was wearing baggy clothes, including a black hoodie with the hood pulled over his face.

Police searched the area but did not find the vehicle or suspect.

Investigators are examining whether this incident might be related to another that was reported last week.

Tuscany incident

Last Friday, a nine-year-old girl left her school in Tuscany at about 3:30 p.m. MT and was waiting for her mother.

Police say a man approached her and said he was her uncle and that she would be safe with him.

Not recognizing him, the girl ran to a nearby park. The man then got into a dirty, black, four-door sedan, which was facing westbound on Tuscany Drive N.W., and left the area.

The man is described as Caucasian, six feet tall, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up and dark blue jeans. One of his lips was cracked with blood on it and he had a deep voice, according to police.

It is not known whether the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.