Two Winnipeg students were robbed by an armed man on their way to school in the Rossmere area on Monday.

Police said a 12-year-old boy was walking to school around 8 a.m. near Roch Street and Chalmers Avenue when a car pulled up beside him and a man armed with a weapon demanded the child hand over his property.

The boy handed over his things, and the man fled in a grey, four-door Honda.

About 15 minutes later at Roch and Kimberly Avenue, a 16 year old boy was walking to school with two friends when a grey Honda Civic pulled up to him. A man armed with a weapon demanded the boy hand over his things. He then fled the scene.

Police are now looking for a suspect between 18 and 25 years old with a dark-coloured beard or goatee. They have not said if the incidents were related.

On Monday, the principal of Miles Macdonell Collegiate sent a letter out to parents, warning them about a man in the area robbing students.

The letter said students were from Miles Macdonell Collegiate and Munroe Junior High School.

Principal Greg Daniels warned parents to have children walk in groups to school. Daniels also asked students to keep an eye out for a silver Honda Civic and forward the license plate to the school office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 204-986-2857 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.