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Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who approached a boy in Clayton Park

Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who approached a boy in Clayton Park yesterday.

On February 13, between 3 and 3:15 p.m., a man in a black four-door sedan (possibly a Toyota) approached a nine-year-old boy while he was walking in the 0-100 block of Carrington Place in Clayton Park. The man pulled his vehicle over, rolled down the window and yelled at the boy to ‘get in the car’. The boy ran towards his sister who was walking ahead of him and told her what happened. The boy and girl ran to their residence and told their parents what had occurred.

The man is described as white, in his early 20s, with a slim build and a goatee. He was wearing an earring in one of his ears and a t-shirt with a sweater over it.

Officers would like to speak to this man about this incident and are asking the man or anyone who has information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020. Also, police are reminding citizens of the following tips should they experience a similar circumstance:

  • Run to a safe place or person
  • Never, ever for any reason, enter the vehicle
  • Do not approach or walk close to the vehicle or any occupants
  • When safe to do so, pay attention to the vehicle details: license plate, colour, make, model, what direction it was headed
  • When safe to do so, pay attention to the vehicle occupant(s): complexion, gender, hair colour and length, hair texture (e.g. curly or straight), age, clothing, facial features

Citizens are asked to report any similar incidents to police by calling 902-490-5020.Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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Source: Media Release

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