Police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are warning the public after a pair of suspicious incidents.
Cambridge Police are urging everyone — especially women — to be aware of their surroundings after two separate incidents in which young women were approached by strangers.
In one case this week, police say two preteen sisters were walking a few blocks away from Central Square when one of them was grabbed by a man who smelled of alcohol.
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He asked for directions, then walked with the children down several streets.
He asked them to go down an alley, and then they ran off as he apologized, police said.
In a separate incident earlier this month, police say a different man with a noticeable scar on his head followed a 17-year-old girl as she walked from Central Square until she arrived at home.
Police in Cambridge say they are stepping up patrols in both areas where the incidents took place.