Police plan to increase patrols in a neighborhood near 53rd South and Ninth East after an 8-year-old boy told officers he was chased by a man wearing a ski mask Monday evening and was similarly threatened several weeks ago.

In the first incident, the boy and a friend were riding skate boards near an office building at 875 E. 5180 South when a man in a white car summoned them, then chased the boys when they fled, the boy's mother told the Deseret News. Monday, a man driving a red Renault LeCar chased the boy on his bicycle to a neighbor's house where the boy ran inside for help.

Two neighbors ran outside and saw the man and the red car, but were not able to read the license plate, the mother said.