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Public Safety Alert,
Burrows Hall Boulevard and Purvis Crescent area



Broadcast time: 14:15
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

42 Division
416-808-4200

Case #: 2017-414440


Toronto Police Service 42 Division is posting a Public Safety Alert.

It is reported that:

- on Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m., two nine-year-old boys were walking in the Burrows Hall Boulevard and Purvis Crescent area.

- a man in a vehicle approached the boys and asked them to get into his car

- the boys ran away and the vehicle drove off

It is further reported that:

- on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at approximately 8 a.m., two ten-year-old boys and a five-year-old girl,were walking in the Burrows Hall Boulevard and Purvis Crescent area.

- a man in a vehicle approached the children and offered them a ride

- the children declined the offer

- the man was persistent but the children ran away, and the man drove off

The man is described as brown complexion, 35–45, wearing reading glasses. He may have been wearing a Blue Jays shirt and a Blue Jays baseball cap in one of the incidents.

The vehicle is described as a charcoal or metallic-grey, four-door sedan. In the second incident the vehicle was described as a small, silver, four-door vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Contable Cheryl Tomlinson-Thompson, 42 Division