A public safety alert has been issued by Toronto police, following a suspicious incident involving children in the Leslieville area.
According to police, a woman was walking with two young girls in the Gerrard Street East and Greenwood Avenue area between the hours of 9.30.a.m. and 10.30.a.m. on Thursday.
While walking they were approached by a man who began asking inappropriate questions about the young girls.
The woman asked the man to stop, however he persisted with the questions.
A bystander who witnessed the incident intervened and, at that point, the man stopped
The incident was later reported to police.
The man is described as brown, 45 to 50 years old, wearing a black T-shirt.
He was driving a black older-model mini-van.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).