LORAIN — Police are investigating two reports of possible child enticement in Lorain Tuesday.
The suspect reportedly targeted two children waiting for the school bus — one on the corner of McKinley Street and Euclid Avenue and another in the area of G Street and Fillmore Avenue.
The children said the man pulled up on the curb and offered a piece of candy to them. The man left after another car pulled behind him, one child reported, and the other child fled and hid from the man until he left.
That child said the man was toting a pistol, which he had on the dashboard of his vehicle.
The man involved in the G Street and Fillmore Avenue incident was described as a white male in his 30s with a mustache. He was driving a four-door Ford Taurus, beige in color, with the first three letters of his license plate reading FEL.
The other child described the man as a white male in his 40s, with black hair and a red goatee. He was reportedly driving a multicolored sedan with brown, white and red patches on it.
Both incidents occurred slightly before 8:30 a.m. and the children were approximately 10 years old, according to Lt. Mark Carpentiere.
Carpentiere said despite slightly different descriptions of the man and his vehicle, the police department believes the incidents involved the same man. Police do not have any suspects yet, he added.
Carpentiere recommended parents keep an eye on their children who are going to school and report any suspicious circumstances to the police department, making sure to get the license plate on the vehicle.
Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.