Police Issue Warning to Parents over Suspicious Man

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Suspicious White Van Attracts Police Warning

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police are reporting that a  sixteen-year-old female was approached by a suspicious male in a white van in the vicinity of Balsam and Clayte Streets at approximately 9:10AM this morning. The male motioned for the female to come to his vehicle. She did not and the van left the scene.

The male is described as Caucasian in his 60’s with grey hair and wearing a baseball cap. The van is described as white with tinted windows.

Police are also looking into an unconfirmed report of a suspicious male in the vicinity of Junot Street North and Red River Road last night at approximately 8:00 p.m. Details in this incident still need to be confirmed.

In that report, a parent has posted on social media, “Just to let parents know, my 9 year old son and 2 of his friends were almost kidnapped last night. This happened on Junot Ave. between Red River Rd. and Windsor St. near the Boy’s and Girl’s Club at around 8pm. My son’s description of the person is a white male with blond hair driving a white SUV. He stopped his car and tried to grab my son. My son fought him off and ran, as did his friends. My son has never cried like that or has been so scared”.

Police have yet to offer confirmation on the report of the incident in the Windsor neighbourhood.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of these suspects is asked to contact the police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.tipsubmit.com.  If you have information, don’t share it online, share it with police directly so they can move on it quickly.

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