Irving police look for man who tried to entice girls into car

Irving police appealed for help on Tuesday to identify a man who has attempted to lure female students walking to or from school into his car.

Investigators believe the same man has tried to lure girls at three different Irving schools since March.

In each case, the man has sat in his car, talked to the girls and tried to get them inside of his vehicle, Irving police said Tuesday.

Police described him as African-American, about 20 to 30 years old, muscular, clean shaven and wearing a ball cap.

Witnesses described the car as a newer model gray or silver four-door car that was “very clean.”

The first incident was reported on about 7:30 a.m. on March 11 when an 11-year-old girl told police that she was walking with her 7-year-old brother and a man tried to convince her to get into the car. She was walking in the 600 block of W. Rochelle Road to Farine Elementary, police said. The siblings ignored him, police said.

On March 26, an 11-year-old girl had just gotten off the school bus after school at Ranchview Drive and Macarthur Boulevard when a man drove up to her and asked if she needed a ride home. The Barbara Bush Middle School student just continued walking, police said.

At 7:45 a.m. on April 23, a 9-year-old Brandenburg Elementary student told police that she was walking to school when a man drove up and asked her if she needed a ride. She told him no, but he opened a car door with something in his hand and attempted to give it to her, police said. She ran away, police said.

Anyone with information should call Irving police at 972-721-2535.