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DENVER -- FOX31 Denver has learned about four crimes involving child enticement over the past month.

Police aren’t yet saying if they think the crimes are connected to the same man, but the similarity of the incidents is alarming.

The man, described by three of the victims as in his 40’s and driving a van, approaches teenage girls around schools and tries to coax them inside his vehicle.

The first crime happened in mid-April near Ulster and Uinta in the Stapleton neighborhood. Four days later, it happened again near Crown and 46th.

Two of the incidents have occurred in the same area near Alameda and Federal where there are a number of schools.

The crimes have striking similarities in that in three of the reports, the victim reports the man was driving a van. The victims describe the suspect as Hispanic and in his 40’s, except one incident where the man was describes as being younger.

In all cases the victims were able to run to safety and call police.

Sources tell FOX 31 Denver that most of the reports came in through school counselors.  Sources also say there are some differences in the crimes raising the question about whether this is the same or a different individual.

On Wednesday, Kipp Academy will send a letter home alerting parents about the incident.

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