TIGARD, Ore. – A stranger approached an elementary school-aged child in Tigard on Wednesday and offered the child a ride and toys, according to police.

The boy was walking home from Mary Woodward Elementary School when a white man with a black and white beard, who was about 30 years old, stopped and made the offer, Tigard police said. The incident happened along Southwest Katherine Street and 125th Avenue.

The suspect was in a white van with tinted windows and a tarp covering the rear windows, the boy told police. The boy also said the van had a dent in the rear and an Oregon license plate with a tree emblem on it.

The boy was not harmed and ran to a safe location.

Anyone who saw a similar vehicle in the area on Wednesday is asked to call the Tigard police tip line at 503-718-2677.

Police encourage parents to talk with their children about being aware of their surroundings and what to do if approached by a stranger.