Update: officers have identified the man involved in this incident and the investigation is ongoing
Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man after he approached a girl this afternoon in Halifax.
At about 12:14 p.m., a man approached a teenage girl who was with a group of girls and their teacher out running in the 5700 block of Cogswell Street. He asked to take her picture, she declined and he left the area in a SUV driving north on Robie Street. The girl reported this to school authorities who contacted police.
The man is described as white, 45-50-years-old, unshaven, with glasses and wearing a grey shirt and brown camouflage style pants with white paint splattered on them. The vehicle is described as a black Chevrolet SUV.
Officers are asking anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police by calling 902-490-5016. 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.
Source: Media Release