Police are investigating two stranger danger incidents in the Houston Heights.
Both incidents were reported Thursday afternoon.
Police said a mother had dropped off her 8-year-old daughter to do homework at the Heights Neighborhood Library on Heights Boulevard around 3:45 p.m. That’s when a man in a white van pulled up and asked if the girl wanted a ride.
Officials said the girl ran into the library and the man drove off.
About 15 minutes later, a Harvard Elementary student was approached in the 900 block of Harvard Street.
Police said a mother was walking home from school with her twin boys. One of the boys was walking ahead when a man pulled up and asked the student if he wanted a ride. The boy shouted and ran to his mom. The man then got back in his vehicle and drove off.
Authorities said the boy’s mother took down the man’s information, including his license plate number.
He’s described as a white man and about 60 years old. He was carrying a red poncho and driving a white van with shades on the windows.
Both incidents were reported to HISD police and are being investigated along with Houston police.
Officials said the man and vehicle descriptions for both incidents matched.
HISD classroom teachers were asked to go over what kids should do in a “stranger danger” situations. Parents are also encouraged to talk with their children.