RCMP are warning parents after receiving multiple reports of suspicious men approaching children in different Sask. communities.
The most recent incident took place in North Battleford around 8 p.m. Monday.
Police said a 9-year-old boy was approached by a man driving a white 15-passenger van with cardboard in one rear window.
The man is described as older and of First Nations descent.
The information is being made public by police in hopes of learning more about the van.
On April 11, a similar incident was reported to RCMP in the Cando, Sask area.
The vehicle in that situation was reported as a white pick-up truck.
A third incident took place in Sandy Bay on March 25.
Police said a 14-year-old girl was walking home from a relative’s house when a stranger in a black truck stopped to talk with her.
The man called her over to the window and when she was close enough, grabbed her by the wrist. The girl was able to break free and run home while the truck took off in the opposite direction, police said.
The vehicle is described as a black truck, possibly a Dodge Ram.
The man is described as being in his 30s with light skin. He was wearing a black hoodie, a hat with “Creighton” on it, and glasses.
The man also had a scratch on his left cheek and was alone in the truck.
RCMP said its investigation so far has failed to find the man, but a sketch was recently completed that may assist in identifying him.
The incident is currently under investigation by Sandy Bay RCMP.
Police wants to remind parents to talk to their children about the dangers of speaking with strangers, and to reinforce what to do if a situation occurs.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.