Stranger Danger: Man posing as undercover cop offers children candy

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DES PERES, MO (KPLR) - Two children say a suspicious person offered them candy if they got in the car with him.   According to Des Peres police,  the incident happened Sunday around 8:30 p.m. as the children, ages 9 and 11, walked along Old Des Peres Road.

The suspect was driving a gray four-door sedan and told the children he was an undercover police officer.  He told the boys he had candy and to get into the car. The boys ran away and the driver went north on Dougherty Ferry Road.

He is described as a white male in his 30s with a mustache and short brown curly hair.  The suspect was wearing prescription glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Des Peres police.