Man wearing a bunny costume has been trying to lure kids into his van

The community has been told to be on the lookout for the suspect.

Police in Grand Forks are on the alert for a man dressed in a bunny costume who has been trying to lure children into his van.

A few children reported being approached on Wednesday by a man driving a maroon or red and silver "conversion van" with windows, on one of which there is a sticker of a bunny, according to Grand Forks PD.

Dressed in a white bunny costume with bunny ears, the man asked the children if they wanted to pet a bunny he had in his van.

The children didn't follow him into the van, instead telling their parents about it who in turn called police.

The man is described as a light skinned black male 20 to 30 years of age with hazel eyes.

The van is believed to be a 1980s model of unknown make with two different colored doors. An image of the van was shared by Grand Forks PD but the quality is grainy at best.

Judging by the responses to the Grand Forks PD Facebook post, several people in the Grand Forks community have reported seeing the suspect in question.

"This is a very good reminder of the importance of parents discussing safety issues with their children," the police department added.

Anyone who sees a vehicle matching this description is urged to call the Grand Forks Police Department immediately, and write down the license plate number if it can be done without putting yourself in harm's way.

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