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Public Safety Alert,
Police Alerting Community of Luring investigation,
Barrington Avenue and Balfour Avenue area



Broadcast time: 13:15
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Unit: 55 Division
Phone: 416-808-5500
Case #: 2021-1289019


The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public of a luring investigation.

On Friday, July 9, 2021, at 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for a suspicious incident in the Barrington Avenue and Balfour Avenue area area.

It has been reported that:

- a girl under 12 was walking in the area

- she was followed by a man in a car

- he tried to lure her to the car with compliments

- the young girl feared for her safety and ran home

The man is described as older, with a heavy build. He was driving a newer model black import car.

Investigators have released photographs of a person of interest and his car.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca



Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable David DeLima, 55 Division




Public Safety Alert,
Police Alerting Community of Luring investigation,
Barrington Avenue and Balfour Avenue area



Person of interest
Above: Person of interest




Public Safety Alert,
Police Alerting Community of Luring investigation,
Barrington Avenue and Balfour Avenue area



Person of interest car
Above: Person of interest car




Public Safety Alert,
Police Alerting Community of Luring investigation,
Barrington Avenue and Balfour Avenue area



Person of interest
Above: Person of interest