Suspicious circumstance



Police officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who approached a girl who was on the way home from school this afternoon.

Today, March 8, between 3:05 – 3:15 p.m., a 10-year-old girl was walking home from school on Rosedale Avenue in Halifax when a man grabbed the girl by the arm and tried to drag her. The girl was able to get away from the man and went to a nearby house for help. The man was last seen running up Rosedale Avenue towards Willett Street.

The man is described to police as a white man who is approximately 5’10” tall, in his late 20’s, who was wearing a black high neck t-shirt, black hoodie, black sweatpants, a black toque with grey stitching and black sport shoes. The man had brown hair hanging out from under his toque. The man also had a flower tattoo on the left side of his neck just under his jawline.

Investigators are asking anyone who has any information on this incident, to contact 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 or using the P3 Tips App.