Police Investigate Child Luring

 

 
 
Update Sep 7 4:19pm Charges in Child Luring Case
 
Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit have
charged a man in Wednesday’s child luring case.
 
A picture of the suspect was released in an attempt to identify him. As
a result of tips from the public, investigators were able to learn the
man’s identity and arrested him without incident at 9:27 a.m. this
morning in Halifax. Police would like to thank the public for their
help.
 
A 19-year-old Sackville man is scheduled to appear in Halifax
Provincial Court on Monday to face charges of abduction of a person
under fourteen and sexual assault.
 
Update Sep 7 10:45am Police Identify/Arrest Suspect
 
Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit have
arrested a man in the child luring case that was released yesterday.
On September 5 at 1:36 p.m., police responded to the Superstore on
Joseph Howe Drive. Upon arrival, officers learned that a man approached
a 4-year-old boy and took him to the washroom upstairs. The boy was
reported missing and staff took steps to locate the child which included
covering the exits. The man left the washroom with the child but upon
reaching the main floor he walked out of the store, leaving the child
behind. The child was located unharmed and returned to his parents.
 
A picture of the suspect was released yesterday in an attempt to
identify him. As a result of tips from the public, investigators were
able to learn the man’s identity and arrested him without incident at
9:27 a.m. this morning. He is currently in custody and will be
interviewed today. At this time no decision on charges has been made.
Police would like to thank the public for their help.
 
 
 
Yesterday at 1:36 p.m., police responded to the Superstore on Joseph Howe Drive. Upon arrival, officers learned that a man approached a 4-year-old boy and took him to the washroom upstairs. The boy was reported missing and staff took steps to locate the child which included covering the exits. The man left the washroom with the child but upon reaching the main floor he walked out of the store, leaving the child behind. The child was located unharmed and returned to his parents.
 
 
A picture of the man is being released to the public in an attempt to identify him. He is described as a white man, 25 to 35-years-old, 220 lbs., with short brown hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing a zip-up blue and white checkered hoodie, dark pants, a green ball hat with white stripes and sunglasses on top of the hat.
 
Investigators would like to speak with this man regarding the incident and would ask him, or anyone with information about this case, to contact police at 490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
 
HRM Partners in Policing would like to remind parents and guardians to keep an eye on their children at all times. If you see someone acting suspiciously around you child(ren) notify store staff and/or police immediately.

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