Calgary, AB,

Police investigating child luring incidents

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance for information in relation to two separate child luring incidents that occurred on Monday.

At approximately 8 a.m., on Monday, Dec.12, 2016, a girl was walking along Tuscany Ravine Road N.W., when she was approached by a white van. The van stopped near the girl and the driver offered to give her a ride to school. The girl declined and continued walking. She later told her parents, who contacted police.

Later the same day, at approximately 4:20 p.m., another girl was walking in the alley between Covehaven Court and Covehaven View N.E., when she was approached by a white van. The driver began speaking with her and the girl ran away. The van was last seen driving northbound through the alley. Once at home, the girl spoke with her parents, who reported the incident to police.

The girl in the second incident was able provide a description of the driver. He is described as a Caucasian male, between 20 to 30 years old, with long, light-brown hair. He is heavy set and was wearing prescription glasses.

The van is described as a white utility van, with tinted back windows. There were no business logos on the van.

It is unknown at this time if the incidents are related.

Police encourage all parents to talk to their children about what to do when a stranger is making them uncomfortable, and how to tell the difference between a stranger they can ask for help – such as police officers, Transit drivers, teachers or other parents – and a stranger who might be dangerous.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #16661844/16661871