Police have increased patrols near an Annapolis middle school where two female students said they were approached by a man; one girl was offered a ride, the second was grabbed from behind.
One Bates Middle School student said that a man pulled up next to her and asked if she wanted to go for a ride as she was walking in the 200 block of Boxwood Road on May 5, police said.
Another student said she was walking to the bus stop at Fairfax Road and Forest Drive when a man walked up from behind and grabbed her arm May 18. When the girl pulled away, the man walked away and left in a small, dark blue sedan with tinted windows, possibly a Honda, police said.
The man is described as a Hispanic male. One girl described him as 30 to 35 years of age, average height, with black thinning hair. Police said the other described him as approximately 6-foot-1, slim build, wearing a black baseball cap with the letters "NY" on the front, a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt with white stripes and blue jeans.
Police said the two incidents are possibly related and are urging parents to be alert.
Anyone with information is asked to call Annapolis police at 410 -268-9000.