By Sarah Klein
Winnipeg police are looking for two men in separate incidents where two teenage girls were approached while walking.
The first incident occurred February 25 when the 13-year-old victim was in the area of McGee Street and Sargent Avenue.
She was approached around 8:30 a.m. by a grey taxicab when the driver got out and asked if she wanted a lift. When the teen declined, the man attempted to grab her arm, but was pushed away by the victim.
The driver is described a dark skinned man, 5’10” tall, approximately 40-years-old with a medium build, black moustache and black beard that had a little white in it. He was wearing a black toque, black sweater and grey or brown pants.
The second incident occurred the same day when a 14-year-old girl was walking in the north back lane of Bannatyne Avenue West and Cecil Street. A black coloured van pulled up next to her at around 1:50 p.m. and a man repeatedly offered her a ride. The teen was able to safely flee the area.
The driver is described as a bald man of an unknown race, approximately 40-years-old with a deep voice. He was wearing a black jacket, red hat and had tinted glasses.
Anyone with information in either case is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6668 or CrimeStoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).
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