Thunder Bay Police Seek Suspicious Male Who Approached Children

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Thunder Bay PoliceTHUNDER BAY – CRIME REPORT – Thunder Bay Police report that they have received two calls in the past few days reporting a suspicious male approaching children on their way home from school on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

In the first incident, two girls aged 8 and 10 years old were walking on Dawson Street from Pine Street heading towards High Street. A vehicle began to enter the driveway in front of them and stopped so the girls had to walk around the car. The lone male driver opened his window and spoke to the girls and then he put a cell phone out the window, gesturing towards them. The young girls felt very uncomfortable with the situation and quickly continued on their way. The male did not follow them.

A short time later a 10 year old boy was walking home and was a the intersection of High Street and Dawson Street. He walked past a parked car and the male driver spoke to him and pulled out what the child believes to be a camera. The child in this situation ran across the street as he was not comfortable with the situation. Again the male did not follow the child.

The vehicle in both incidents has been described as a 4 door silver car with rounded features. The driver in each incident is described as a male with darker skin, possibly Asian and he has very short salt and pepper colored hair.

Police are encouraging parent to speak to their children about how to handle these types of situation. In both these case the children immediately did the right thing because they felt uncomfortable with situation.

Anyone with information about who this male may be is asked to contact the police at 684-1200 so that he may be spoken to find out what his reason was for being in the area and speaking to these children. Crime Stoppers may also be anonymously contacted at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.tipsubmit.com

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