Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who approached a young girl this morning in Halifax.
At 8:40 a.m., an 11-year-old girl was walking on Castle Hill Drive on her way to École Grosvenor Wentworth Park School when a man in a car pulled up next to her. He rolled down the passenger side window and offered her $100.00 to drive her to school. The girl ran away and immediately reported the incident to the school administration. She was not assaulted or physically injured.
The suspect is described as a white man in his forties with short brown hair. At the time of the incident, he was driving a light-colored car and was smoking a cigarette.
Officers would like to speak to this man about this incident. 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 at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Police also encourage parents to reinforce with their children the importance of not talking to strangers and reporting suspicious incidents to a trusted adult such as a teacher or a parent.