As a result of information received by the public, Calgary police were able to locate the driver and speak with him. While the driver is not under arrest and is not facing any charges at this time, police continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the interaction with the child.
On Monday, July 25, 2022, at approximately 3:20 P.M. a boy was outside with his dog on the front lawn of his home when in the 100 block of Walden Mews S.E., when he was approached by a man in a white van.
According to Calgary police, the boy told investigators the man was alone in the vehicle, rolled down the passenger side window, and told the boy to get in the van.
"The boy refused to get in, picked up his dog and quickly returned inside his home when he reported the incident to his mother, and she notified police."
The suspect is described as white, approximately 30 to 40 years old, with light-brown hair, and a moustache. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with a logo on the left side of the chest.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white mid-to-early 1990s Chevrolet Astro or GMC Safari van and was last seen driving southbound on Walden Circle S.E.
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 suspect’s vehicle or this incident is asked to contact the police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.
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