Authorities with the Dallas Police Department say they're investigating several recent instances in which young females have been approached by a suspicious man or suspicious men.
Dallas Police and DISD Police say they want to make sure the community is aware that a child predator, or possibly two, is targeting young girls on their way to school.
In one instance involving a suspect on Nov. 5, an indecency with a child exposure took place in the 3000 block of W. Wheatland around 7:30 a.m.
The suspect involved is described as a black male, 30 to 40 years old with a dark complexion and thin build. He's said to be about 6-feet-tall with short black hair and a beard, and was driving a black four-door car with a silver/chrome back bumper and two horizontal silver lines/stripes down both sides of the doors.
In a separate incident that happened the same day, two juvenile females were approached in the 4800 block of Village Fair around 8 a.m. A suspicious black male reportedly followed them and scared them, and the girls ran away.
Monday, a young girl was approached by a black male in the 3700 block of Kimballdale around 8 a.m. The man tried to talk to the little girl, but she ran away. The man chased her on foot for a short distance before he got back into his vehicle and left.
The description of the suspect in the last two incidents is a 25 to 30-year-old man with a light complexion, short hair, clean shaven and tall. His vehicle is described as a black, new-looking four door car with no front plate, a silver/chrome grill and silver/chrome around the windows; it may be an Acura.
DPD officials say they can't confirm if the same suspect is involved in all three incidents, but say there is a possibility of a link.
"When someone is trying to take advantage of a child, I think we all become angry," said DISP Chief Craig Miller.
DISD is sending out letters to parents informing them about the incidents, and taking extra precautions around campus.
"Our emphasis right now is really trying to be engaged with our student populations as we can to get them to confide in us…if they see someone or something that is out of line," said Miller.
Anyone with information on the incidents, similar incidents or suspects is asked to call Detective Clark at 214-671-4301, or call 911.
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