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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 10:46 am | Updated: 2:26 pm, Tue Nov 26, 2013.

Another young boy was offered a ride from a stranger near Pecos Road and 27th Avenue on Friday, Sept. 27, causing police to warn the public once more to be on alert.

Police received a call about a stranger in a white Ford Mustang offering a ride to a 14-year-old boy around 7 p.m. in the area of Pecos and Shaughnessey roads on Sept. 27, said Sgt. Joel Tranter of the Phoenix Police Department. The incident happened in the same area that a man was seen offering a ride to an 11-year-old boy on Sept. 23 around 4:30 p.m.

The 14-year-old boy was unharmed. He turned down the ride and ran home.

Police were unable to locate the Mustang. The driver is described as a white male, 19 to 20 years old, with light skin, last seen wearing jeans and a black T-shirt, and a backwards baseball cap.

The suspect and his car differ from the incident that happened on Sept. 23. That suspect was an older white male seen driving a silver pickup truck. Still, both incidents happened in the same area and police warn the public to be aware.

Kids should walk in pairs or carry a cell phone and never accept rides from strangers. Anyone with any information on either case is encouraged to call (480) WIT-NESS.

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