by: Richard Elliot Updated:
Law enforcement officials in two counties are keeping watch for a man who may have tried to entice children into his vehicle in two different subdivisions.
Forsyth County sheriff's deputies confirm they got a report of a man trying to lure a child into his white van inside the Deerlake subdivision off Peachtree Parkway. Deputies said the incident involved an 8-year old boy and happened Sept. 6. The boy got away and told his parents.
About a week and a half later, Johns Creek police said they got a similar report of a man who tried to lure a child into his vehicle inside the Blackstone subdivision off McGinnis Ferry Road. Police said the child got away safely.
Blackstone and Deerlake are only about two miles apart. Investigators said that while the vehicle descriptions did not match, the descriptions of the man involved in both incidents did.
"We don't worry about anything, but after this happened, I was really worried," said Blackstone parent Neagesh Patibandlia. "I sat down with my son, and I explained to him, 'Hey, you need to watch out for this,' and also I made sure he doesn't go beyond my sight."
Forsyth County sent out an alert to Deerlake residents. Both agencies have upped their patrols of those neighborhoods to see if the man returns.