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Public Safety Alert,
Man in car following 12-year-old girl,
Eglinton Avenue East and Laird Avenue

Broadcast time: 13:00
Friday, August 28, 2020

53 Division

Case #: 2020-1573595

The Toronto Police Service would like to warn the public of an investigation into the stalking of a 12-year-old girl.

On Friday, August 21, 2020, officers began an investigation into a suspicious incident that occurred in early July in the Eglinton Avenue East and Laird Avenue area.

It is reported that:

- a 12-year-old girl was was walking in the area in the afternoon

- a man driving a silver or grey Jeep Cherokee slowed as he passed her

- he drove ahead, made a u-turn, then followed her as she walked

- he followed her for several blocks

- the girl has been followed several times since then on different days

Local officers have been made aware and extra patrols will continue in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Ravinder Virdi, 53 Division