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Police are investigating after multiple reports of a man in a red car stalking school girls in Mentone and in the city.
In all indents the man has been performing U-turns to pull up next to girls walking on the footpath. He then tries to lure them into his car by saying, he's a friend of the family and has been told to pick them up.
The man is described as caucasian, average height with a slim or broad build and dark brown/red hair. He also has a beard and is aged between 30 and 40.
His car has been described as a red sedan with dark tinted windows.
On June 1, he approached a girl along Bourke Street on her way to school at about 8:30 am.
On June 2, he approached another girl also on her way to school, on Flinders street at around 8:15 am.
And on a third occasion in Mentone on Monday, he approached a 13 year old girl. He followed her down Blackwood Avenue and along Acacia Avenue, Lower Dandenong Road and Ivy Street. The man only stopped once the girl joined her friends.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.