Updated 2 months ago
Police are looking for a man they say tried to lure two 11-year-old girls into his truck while they were at the playground behind the Millpond Shopping Center.
Lexington Police say the man was watching the two girls play from his dark red Dodge truck Saturday morning. They say he then asked one of the girls to come with him, and that's when both girls ran to the front of the shopping center. Police say the man briefly followed them before driving away.
The girls told police the man was in his mid-30's, had dark hair with bags under his eyes.
Police say the truck has silver exhaust stacks and matches the same description from a similar case last week.
Police don't know yet if the cases are related.
Families in that neighborhood are uneasy with the attempts.
"It's very scary for any age child and especially for this neighborhood where we have a low crime rate where all the parents are very quick to observe everybody that's going around," says Theresa Ray, a concerned mother.
Police warn parents not to let their children go too far without supervision until the man is caught.