Ontario Provincial Police are warning the public about a man that has been trying to lure children into his vehicle in the Town of Cochrane.

Police say they received reports of two incidents within a 24-hour period of a suspicious, unknown man approaching children and asking them to get into his vehicle.

The first incident was reported around 10:30 pm Sunday, May 12 and the second at 3:20 pm Monday, May 13.

Police say the suspect is described as:

  • In his 40s
  • Wearing dark clothing
  • Speaks with a raspy voice and a French accent
  • Drives an older model sedan or a newer type sports utility vehicle, both black in colour with tinted windows

If anyone has any information regarding these occurrences or any similar occurrences, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.p3tips.comwhere you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

The OPP encourages parents to talk to their children about strangers, being aware of their surroundings, and creating safety plans.