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Man, 39, arrested in Attempt Abduction investigation,
Warden Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East area

Broadcast time: 12:34
Thursday, August 31, 2017

41 Division

Case #: 2017-1570382

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public about an arrest in an Attempt Abduction investigation.

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., police were called to a store in the Warden Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East area.

It is alleged that:

- a girl, 4, was shopping with her mother and two other siblings at a store

- a man approached the girl and attempted to have a conversation with her

- she screamed and ran from the man

- the girl's mother confronted the man who left the store

- as the girl and her family were leaving the store, they noticed the man waiting out front of the store

- they had security escort them to their vehicle

- the man ran towards the family and attempted to grab the girl from her mother's arms

- after a struggle, the man fled and was arrested a short distance away by police

The man, Tyrone Bartley, 39, of Pickering, was arrested and charged with:

1) Abduction of persons under fourteen years
2) Assault
3) Mischief under $5000.

He was scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Thursday, August 31, 2017, 10 am, room 412.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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 Matthew Wighton, 41 Division