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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 4:59 pm | Updated: 12:16 pm, Fri Nov 30, 2012.

Phoenix police are warning Ahwatukee Foothills residents about a suspicious driver who has been stopping to talk to young girls in Ahwatukee and south Phoenix.

On May 17 around 7:40 a.m. in the area of 6000 S. 23rd Ave., several girls around 12 years old were approached by an “older” Hispanic male driving a full-sized red pickup truck as they were walking to school, according to a statement by the Phoenix Police Department.

The man attempted to engage the girls in conversation and a witness said it appeared he was trying to convince the girls to get in his truck. The man did not harm the girls and it was unclear what was said.

At about 8:20 a.m. a man matching the same description approached several girls of a similar age near 2700 E. Liberty Lane in Ahwatukee. This time the man said, “Hey” to get the girls’ attention and then asked if they wanted to go to Mexico. The girls walked away and were not harmed.

Police believe a similar incident happened on Wednesday, May 16 around the same location on Liberty Lane involving a man who matched the same description. Again, no one was harmed.

At this time police don’t believe any crimes were committed but the activity is suspicious and police would like to speak to this man. The man is described as an older Hispanic male with a moustache, wearing a baseball cap and or balding or with a shaved head.

Anyone who may have information concerning the incidents or who knows who this individual is, is encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department at (602) 262-6151.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-7914 or ahurtado@ahwatukee.com

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