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Mayor Byron W. Brown
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BPD Alert in Stranger Danger Case

Buffalo police are looking for a suspicious man, who rides a bicycle, in connection with possibly three recent incidents involving young boys. At this time, police say two of the incidents appear to be related.


Police say the suspect has approached two young boys, one 8 years old and the other 11 years old, in two different parts of the city.


The suspect approaches the young boys on a bicycle and asks the kids "if they wanta make some money".  At some point the suspect begins taking pictures of the boys using a camera and then attempts to lure them away.


The first incident occurred on Echols Lane in the Clinton Street-Jefferson Avenue area. And the second incident happened in the Kensington-Suffolk area.


The suspect is described as a black male, in his 40's, dark skin, scruffy look, wearing a skull hat and a dark jacket.


The bicycle has been described as old looking, possibly silver and red, with the handle bars turned up.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or Text a Tip at (716)847-2255 or e-mail the department at