and children tonight... we've found since school started in Jacksonville last week...there have been at least 4 reports of men trying to entice girls into giving them a ride. The news is alarming for many concerned about recent kidnappings and assaults. Police say the incidents happened near 4 different streets -- San Jose Manor Drive East, Barnes Road, Carranza Drive and Beach Boulevard. Channel 4 investigator Vic Micolucci has been looking into this startling development ... and joins us Live from a shopping center near Beach and San Pablo, where one of the run-ins was reported. Vic? 3 3 3 Investigators say that a teenage girl was walking to school last week, right down this sidewalk, when she was approached by a man in a red Pontiac. He tried to get her in the car here -- she said no and kept walking. Then, police say, he followed her a few blocks away...got out of his car and tried to grab her -- luckily, she was able to run away. :00-:061:44-1:50 05:04 "I saw a little girl walking along the street, minding her own business, and this gentleman was driving right along side of her. When he was trying to get her to get into the car, we asked her if she wanted to come get inside." This woman says she was headed to work before 6 a-m last Wednesday and saw the man following a 16- year-old girl.05:43 "'Hey girl, why don't gyou get in the car? What's your name? Why don't you come with me?' She was just like 'He kept asking me questions, he wouldn't leave me alone.' He was very insistent on her getting inside the car." The woman and her mother offered to help the girl, but she kept going. Then, according to this police report, the man kept trying until the girl screamed and ran toward Beach Boulevard. 07:22 "It's very alarming. Very alarming." And we found out there have been at least 3 other similar incidents reported to JSO in the past week and a half.Every time, girls between the ages of 12 and 18 accuse a man of trying to get them into his car. One time, a man said 'Come her because I have something for you.' Another time, a girl reported a man asked her - 'Do you want some candy?' and 'Are you sure you don't want a ride to school?' Detectives are still working all the cases -- but police told us they don't see any connection -- writing: "There is no patteron or trend. Not one report has a similar area, similar suspect description, or similar vehicle description." Crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson says the incidents should have parents and children on high alert, and whether the men had bad intentions or not, it's important to report anything that may seem out of the ordinary. 57:37 "That's what we will have to do.Because we don't want to have another incident like we've seen in our city where we have another child as a victim." Vic, have police been out watching the areas where this happened more closely now?