(KMOV) – Police are warning parents in a west St. Louis County community after a child was approached by a woman three times at bus stop Wednesday morning.
Police say a woman with dark hair in a white mini-van approached a fourth-grade girl waiting at a bus stop on Hummingbird Hill Lane in Ellisville around 8:30 a.m.
The girl told authorities the woman asked the student, “Hey honey, do you need a ride?”
The student declined and the minivan left, but returned a short time later. The woman again asked if the student needed a ride and she refused.
Police said the woman then came back a third time. That’s when the girl ran home and told her parents, who then called police.
Officers searched the area but could not find the van in questions.
Several nearby schools were asked about the incident, but no one saw any suspicious activity.
Ellisville Police said they will beef up patrol in that area to keep an extra eye out.
A spokesperson for the Rockwood School District said parents should use this as an opportunity to talk with their kids about what to do if approached by a stranger.