At 9:15 a.m. a suspicious incident occurred involving a 12-year-old girl who was walking to St. Mary’s Elementary School on Morris Street in Halifax. According to the child, a man driving a dark colored SUV (no plate info) with tinted windows, approached her and asked her to get into the car and he would provide a drive to the school. The child refused and ran home and reported the incident to her family. The driver was described as a white man, 6’ tall, unshaven (couple days growth), wearing dirty jeans and a dark colored shirt. Police are continuing the investigation and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 490-5016. 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 remind parents of the importance of discussing with their children “stranger danger “ issues. Visit www.halifax.ca/Police/Programs/strangerdanger.html for further information on the subject.