Halifax Regional Police are asking for the public's help to find a man who tried to coax an 11-year-old girl into his car in Bedford today.

The girl told police she was walking through a parking lot in the area of Southgate Drive and Larry Uteck Boulevard around 11:45 a.m. Friday when a man in a grey sedan drove up to her and motioned for her to come over to his car. 

The girl continued to walk through the parking lot and crossed the street. The man pulled up to her a second time. He spoke to her and gestured for her to approach his car. 

She then ran away and called police. 

The driver is described as a white man between the ages of 25 and 30 years old with shaggy, curly brown hair. She said he was wearing a brown coat.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers.