Saco police are searching for a man they believe approached a woman and two girls during two separate suspicious incidents on Ferry Road on Sunday and Monday.

In the first case, on Sunday, the man approached two girls on Ferry Road near Wildwood Drive around 6:50 p.m., police said. The girls reported that the man drove up in a silver or gray sedan, possibly a Honda or Toyota, retrieved a cord or rope from his trunk and began walking quickly toward them.

Two girls told Saco police this man got out of a car, got a rope out of his trunk and approached them before they flagged down a jogger. One of the girls took a cellphone photo. Photo courtesy of Saco police

The girls ran and found a nearby jogger, and the man turned around, got back in his vehicle and drive away.

Police say the man is in his early 20s, has blond hair, a beard and was wearing a black T-shirt and gray pants. One of the girls took a cell phone photo of the man, but his face is not visible.

The second incident occurred Monday around 4 p.m., when a young woman walking on Ferry Road by Searsfield Lane saw a black minivan stop at the side of the road near her. A man got out of the vehicle and attempted to engage the woman in conversation, but the situation made her feel unsafe. When the woman fled to the yard of nearby home, the man began to follow her but then returned to his vehicle and drove away.

The woman said the man was white with blond hair and facial hair. He was wearing a light-colored button-up shirt and light-colored shorts.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area of Ferry Road on Sunday or Monday and may have seen the suspicious man or his vehicle to contact investigators at 207-284-4535.

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