UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19:
The man in this incident contacted police as he thought the description released publicly sounded like him. Halifax Regional Police officers verified on Wednesday, November 18 that the man works for a local photography business. We thank the media and the public for their concern and assistance in relation to this matter.
Additionally, it has been determined that this matter isn’t related to a man grabbing an 11-year-old boy by the arm on a pathway between Fiske Street and Glenforest Drive at 11:50 a.m. on November 16, 2015. That matter remains under investigation.
Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who was asking to take pictures of children yesterday in Halifax.
At 4:02 p.m., police received an anonymous call of a suspicious man in an apartment building on Fiske Street. The man knocked on all the apartment doors asking to take pictures of the tenants’ children for a $10 fee. The man also offered pamphlets of his work to the tenants for a $2 fee. Officers patrolled the area but were unable to locate the man.
The suspicious person is described as a white man, approximately 60-years-old with a scruffy beard and wearing a brown hat and blue jeans that were torn around the heel. The man was seen leaving the area in an older blue four-door sedan with rust around the front fenders.
Police are investigating to determine whether this incident is connected to an incident earlier in the day where a man grabbed the arm of a boy walking on a pathway between Fiske Street and Glenforest Drive.
Officers are asking the man, or anyone else 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 www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.