Utica Police are issuing a Safety Alert following separate incidents involving two women in South Utica.

Police say the women were in the Higby Road area at around 5:30 Thursday morning when a man stopped his vehicle and asked for directions.

They say after the women gave him directions, the man began to proposition them and in one case, asked one of the women to get into his car.  Both women ran away and the man drove away, but did circle the block.

The man, who is a light skin African-American or Latino, could be driving either a tan car or Mercedes

Anyone with information is asked to call Utica Police at  at 534-1229.