Grapevine police are warning parents about a predator who has approached at least three children this week.
Police say a man who exposed himself to a 9-year old girl Tuesday has a similar description to a man who made lewd comments to girls at a Target.
Police say a dark grey or silver sedan drove up to next to the girl and a heavyset man between 30 and 40 years old exposed himself to her a few blocks from Dove Elementary on Thursday afternoon.
“It serves as another wake-up call about how sick people can be and what's out there,” said parent Linda Machi.
Parents of kids who go to Dove Elementary got an email about a man who pulled up to the young girl as she walked along the sidewalk on Laguna Vista Way and exposed himself to her. It's only a few blocks from the school. She was on the phone with her mom, who told her to run.
"It's terrifying,” said parent Katy Biver-Newcomb. “And I think it's really important that we make sure we are doing a good job as far as letting our kids know what to do if they're in that kind of situation."
Police believe the same man was inside the Target on Ira E Woods and Highway 114 on Sunday. Investigators say he walked up to a 9-year-old girl and said lewd things to her about touching her. He then later walked up to a mother with her 11-year-old daughter and made comments to the mom about doing sexual things to her daughter.
"We're looking for two suspects, but we are also looking at the possibility that this is the same suspect doing both of these cases,” explained Grapevine PD Spokesperson Amanda McNew.
Both locations are only two and a half miles apart.
Anyone with any information about either incident is asked to call Grapevine PD at 817-410-8127.