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RCMP Seek Assistance Identifying Man

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Halifax District RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance identifying the man depicted in the attached forensic drawing. He is believed to have approached teenage girls in Eastern Passage on February 23 and Cole Harbour on February 29.

The first incident occurred on February 23, 2016 at approximately 3:30 p.m. when man driving a grey or silver four-door vehicle approached two 13-year-old girls who were walking near Cow Bay Rd. and Caldwell Rd. in Eastern Passage. The man spoke to them and drove away when they didn’t respond. The man is described as 30 to 40 years old with a dark complexion, medium build, dark hair and grey sideburns. He spoke with an accent and was wearing sunglasses at the time.

The second incident occurred on February 29th, 2016 at approximately 5:10 p.m. when a man exited his car and approached a 16-year-old girl walking in the area of Southampton Dr. and Morris Lake Dr. in Cole Harbour. The man asked the girl to go with him. When she declined, he drove away. The man was driving an older-style, light grey SUV and is described as being possibly East Indian, 30 to 40 years old and 5’5″ tall with a stocky build and short, dark, curly hair. He was wearing braces on both his top and bottom teeth.

Investigators believe that the same suspect may be responsible for both incidents. Please see the attached sketches that have been completed by an RCMP Forensic Sketch Artist.

Investigators are asking anyone with information as to who the suspect may be to call Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at (902) 490-5020 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit a tip by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Source: Media Release

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