Toronto police are warning the public about a potential sex offender in East York.

Police said two boys were approached by a man in the afternoon of June 16 in the Donlands and Cosburn avenues area.

He allegedly tried to get them to get into his dark-coloured van. They did not go with him, and called police.

The suspect is described as black with dark skin and dreadlocks. He was wearing khaki shorts and a Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).