Another teen approached en route to school in San Mateo

Police on Monday reported a second incident in San Mateo in two weeks involving a man who made suspicious comments to a teenager walking to or from school.

On Friday, a 14-year-old boy was walking home from school in the 500 block of West 30th Avenue when he noticed a man walking the opposite direction on the other side of the street, according to police. As the two made eye contact the suspect allegedly asked the victim how much his parents would pay for him if “I stole you.”

According to police, the boy told the suspect to go away and continued walking home.

The suspect is described as a 30- to 35-year-old man with some facial hair who stands between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 140 to 150 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and was carrying what appeared to be two propane gas tanks, one in each hand.

The first incident occurred Nov. 28 when a man in his 30s driving a black BMW called out to a 14-year-old girl on the street and told her to get in the car, according to police.

The victim was walking in the 500 block of North Humboldt Street at around 8 a.m. when she noticed the suspect’s car in the middle of the street. According to police, a man described as clean shaven with a plump face and cornrows in his hair called out to her as she passed him. The victim told him “no” and ran to school while the suspect drove away slowly.

The suspect’s car is described as an older, black four-door BMW with scratches on the driver side door.

Anyone with information relating to either incident is asked to call the San Mateo Police Investigations Service Unit at (650) 522-7650.

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