RCMP are warning the public about a man trying to lure children into a vehicle after multiple incidents over the past few months.

RCMP said a nine-year-old girl was approached by a man in a pickup truck on Saturday morning in Leaf Rapids. The girl was on her way home from a friend’s house when the man offered her a ride home. She refused, and the man grabbed her by the arm and told her to get in the truck, according to RCMP.

The girl was able to break free and run home safely.

The incident was the third in the last six months in the Leaf Rapids area, all targeting girls between seven and 11 years of age.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 204-473-2944 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Leaf Rapids is located about 980 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.