Cops: Kids approached by stranger in Lawrence area

Nassau County police are investigating reports of a man in his 50s -- driving a four-door red Mercedes-Benz -- who on different occasions asked two 12-year-old children if they needed a ride. The man was unknown to both, police said.

A boy at Central Avenue and Doughty Boulevard in Lawrence was approached at 8 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The man drove off after the boy told him "no," police said.

On Thursday at 7:56 a.m. a girl, waiting for a bus on Pacific Avenue, in North Lawrence, was approached and the man drove off when another vehicle approached, police said.

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Anyone with information can call, anonymously, Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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