Police investigating possible attempted abduction of child in Oshawa

Police are looking to identify a man that reportedly approached a nine-year-old girl in Oshawa Saturday (May 29) afternoon.

According to the DRPS, the suspect approached the child on Down Crescent in the area of and Townline Road and Bloor Street between 2 and 3 p.m.

“The male was driving a white van when he stopped and exited the vehicle. He approached the young girl and spoke with her briefly. It was alleged that he may have attempted to lure her into his vehicle,” reads a media release from police.

“The girl began screaming at which time the male got back into the vehicle and drove away.”

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or may have witnessed anything suspicious. If you have security surveillance of the area or dash-cam video of this vehicle, investigators urge you to contact them.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 5’10”- 6′ in height, with thin build. He is approxmiately 40 years or older, with messy grey or light coloured hair, unshaven, yellowish teeth with a gold tooth and possibly a scar on his face. He was wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt at the time of the incident.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white van, which is possibly rusting at the bottom.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact D/Cst. Barr of the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1611.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca

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