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Public Safety Alert,
Mammoth Hall Trail and Malvern Street area,
Children being approached



Broadcast time: 07:38
Saturday, March 11, 2017

42 Division
416-808-4200

Case #: 2017-436156


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of incidents involving children being approached.

See previous release.

It is reported that:

- on Friday, March 10, 2017 at approximately 3:25 p.m., girl, 10, was walking home from Malvern Junior Public School in the Mammoth Hall Trail and Malvern Street area

- a man exited a dark-grey or black sedan and started to run towards her

- the girl ran back to the school and advised school staff

The man is described as 5’8” - 6’1”, medium build, wearing black clothing with a ski mask and sunglasses.

It is further reported that:

- on Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m., two boys, both 9, 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 boys, both 10, and a girl, 5, 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

He is described as brown, 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 sedan. In the third 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 Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Todd Murphy, 42 Division