Gardai are investigating an attempted child abduction which took place on the Quinnsboro road in Bray last Thursday.
It is understood a woman and her 10-year-old son were waiting for a lift when the incident occurred.
The mother of the boy was on her phone, when only feet away a man in his twenties approached the boy and asked him to go to the shop with him and he’d buy him a can of coke.
The man was very persistent, then realised the two were together and left the scene.
The child’s concerned mother posted on her Facebook page for other parents to be vigilant following the incident.