Public safety alert following incidents of children being approached

Police are issuing a public saftety alert following a number of incidents of children being approached.

On Friday, March 10 at approximately 3:25 p.m., a 10-year-old girl was walking home from Malvern Junior Public School in the Mammoth Hall Trail and Malvern Street area

Police say a man exited a car and started to run towards her

The girl ran back to the school and advised school staff

The man is described as 5'8" - 6'1", medium build, wearing black clothing with a ski mask and sunglasses.

On Tuesday March 7, 2017, at approximately 8 a.m., two boys, both 10, and a girl, 5, were walking in the Burrows Hall Boulevard and Purvis Crescent area

Police say a man in a vehicle approached the children and offered them a ride

The children declined the offer, the man was persistent, but the children ran away and the man drove off

On Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m., two boys, both 9, were walking in the Burrows Hall Boulevard and Purvis Crescent area

Police say a man in a vehicle approached the boys and asked them to get into his car, but the boys ran away and the vehicle drove off.

He is described as brown, 35-45, wearing reading glasses.

He may have been wearing a Blue Jays shirt and a Blue Jays baseball cap in one of the incidents.

The vehicle is described as a charcoal or metallic-grey sedan. In the third incident, the vehicle was described as a small, silver, four-door vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).