Police: Unknown man offers children rides to school from Mesquite bus stop

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ST. GEORGE — Police in Mesquite, Nevada, are looking for information on a man who they say invited children into his car at a school bus stop Tuesday.

The children did not know the “suspicious” man, who came up to them while they were waiting for a school bus on Santa Fe Drive and offered them a ride to school at about 8:40 a.m., police said in a press release. The children immediately went back home, and the man left the area.

The man is described as an older white man between 50 and 70 years old with gray and white hair. He has a thin build, was wearing a blue and white striped shirt, and was walking with a noticeable limp, police said.

He was alone in his car, which was described as a older gray sedan.

Due to the potential seriousness of these types of incidents, Mesquite (Police Department) began a thorough investigation,” according to the press release. 

Officers canvassed the area, spoke to multiple residents and attempted to find video surveillance footage of the man. Police are still in the process of investigating the incident and following up on information obtained through their investigation.

As a precaution, the Mesquite Police Department will provide extra patrols throughout the city both in the morning and the afternoon. 

Anyone with information on this incident or the man is asked to contact Mesquite Police Department through its Facebook page or by calling 702-346-6911.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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