Calgary, AB,

Police investigating suspicious person in Sundance

The Calgary Police Service is asking for the public’s help after a report of a vehicle following a child in the community of Sundance.

At approximately 8:10 a.m., on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, an elementary school-aged girl was seen walking backwards away from a parked truck while on her way to school. An adult the child knew drove past and noticed that the girl appeared scared, so drove her the rest of the way to school.

The child told the adult that the truck had parked at the same time near the intersection of Suncrest Way S.E. and Suncastle Drive S.E. six times in the last two weeks, and that the man inside appeared to be watching her walk to school.

The vehicle is described as a newer-model, black Ford truck, with side steps, a Calgary Flames logo in the rear window, and Calgary Flames flags on the back passenger windows.

The driver is described as a Caucasian man in his mid-20s, with red hair, a goatee and a baseball cap.

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 the vehicle or driver is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case # 15180865/4562