Calgary, AB,

Police release composite sketch in connection with child luring cases

The Calgary Police Service is releasing a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with two child luring incidents.

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 spoke to the girl, at which time she 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 driver is described as a Caucasian man, between 20 to 30 years old, with long, curly, light-brown hair. He is heavy set and was wearing prescription glasses, a mesh baseball cap which he was wearing backwards, and a white T-shirt. It’s also believed he has facial acne.

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

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 or can identify the driver 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