Suspicious incident in West Springs
The Calgary Police Service is seeking information about a suspicious person whose encounter with a teenager is concerning to officers.
At approximately, 8:45 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, a 13-year-old girl was walking to school along 89 Street S.W., between Wentworth Terrace and 9 Avenue S.W., when she was approached by a man who grabbed her arm. The teen was able to pull away and run from the area, arriving at school where she notified her principal who then called police.
The man is described as Caucasian, 6’1” tall, clean-shaven, wearing a black hoodie with a zipper, and black or blue sweatpants. He had his hood pulled up at the time of the encounter and was described by the victim as being disheveled and dirty, with several holes in the hoodie.
The Service encourages parents to talk to their children about ways to protect themselves. This includes walking in pairs, staying in busy, well-lit areas, not wearing earbuds or headphones while walking alone, and if they are suspicious of someone, trust their instincts and flee the area, or scream to draw attention.
Anyone with information about the identity of this suspicious person is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using one of the following methods: