Police release image of vehicle involved in child luring
Police asking for public's help to find person of interest driving black SUV in child luring incidents
Police in Halifax are releasing a description of a vehicle they believe was used by a man attempting to lure children in the Halifax area.
Four separate incidents were reported that involved someone who approached children in Eastern Passage, Dartmouth and on the Halifax peninsula.
Police have had reports of a dark-coloured sport utility vehicle pulling up next to children aged 11 to 16 and asking them to get in.
Officers were able to retrieve video surveillance from one of the incidents, that shows a black Pontiac Torrent with a chrome roof rack.
Based on the description provided by each victim, police believe the same man is involved in all of these incidents.
He is believed to be of either Caucasian or Middle Eastern descent, approximately 45-years-old, six-feet-tall, medium build, with short, receding gray hair and hazel eyes.
4 incidences reported
The first reported incident was on May 19, when a 14-year-old girl was walking on Oceanlea Drive in Eastern Passage just before 10 p.m.
She said she was approached by a man driving a dark-coloured truck who pulled up next to her, opened the driver's side door but did not say anything.
The girl ran away and crossed the yard of Tallahassee Community School and the man tried to follow her, said police. She was able to run to her home and tell her family.
On May 23, an 11-year-old boy was on his lunch break from South Woodside Elementary School in Dartmouth at noon when he was approached by a man driving a black SUV on Everette Street.
The man asked the boy to get in the vehicle and when he refused, the man left, said police.
The boy ran to the school and told the principal.
The third reported incident happened on May 31, when a 12-year-old girl was walking on Morris Street in Halifax, on her way to Saint Mary's Elementary School at 9:15 a.m.
She was approached by a man driving a dark-coloured SUV with tinted windows, who asked her to get inside the vehicle and he would drive her to school, said police.
The girl refused, ran home and told her family.
The fourth reported incident was happened on June 2, at 4:20 p.m.. A 16-year-old girl was walking in the 200 block of Pleasant Street when she was approached by a man driving a black SUV who motioned to her to get in the vehicle.
He did not say anything and the girl ran away from the area. Officers were able to retrieve video surveillance from the area that shows a black Pontiac Torrent with a chrome roof rack.
No one was hurt.Anyone with information related to the case are asked to call police.