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Teen girls followed in 2 suspicious incidents in Rosedale

Last Updated Mar 25, 2019 at 6:28 pm EST

Toronto police are investigating two separate incidents involving teenage girls being followed in Rosedale.

The first incident happened on March 7 around 8 a.m. in the area of Elm Avenue and Dunbar Road.

Police said a 14-year-old girl was walking when a car, driven by an unknown man, followed her for a short distance. A short time later, the same man approached the girl from behind and asked her to get in his car.

When she refused, he allegedly grabbed her hand and tried to pull her towards him. She was able to break away and flee the area.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s to early 30s, six feet tall, with short hair or a shaved head. He was wearing a black Adidas hooded sweater, and black sweat pants. He was driving a small black four-door sedan.

About a block away, at Elm Avenue and Sherbourne Road, was where the second incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on March 15.

According to police, a 13-year-old girl was walking on the sidewalk when a man in a silver Nissan Altima began following her. He allegedly began making sexual comments to the girl. She ran to a friend’s house where the man waited outside in his car.

The man, described as black and in his early 20s, then fled the scene.

Investigators are asking anyone in the area for security footage during the time of the two incidents.

Police have not connected the two incidents at this time, but say they do sound similar in nature and are actively investigating.