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Police search for vehicle in relation to man who approached 10-year-old girl

Police are looking for a black four-door Volkswagen Jetta
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NEWS RELEASE
NIAGARA REGIONAL POLICE
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March 11 update

Further investigation into this incident has resulted in 2 District (Niagara Falls) detectives releasing the (video above) of the male suspect.

Detectives are asking business owners and residents who were in the following areas of the City of Niagara Falls on Thursday, March 7, 2019 between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to review business and home surveillance cameras or vehicle dash cameras for footage of the suspect vehicle and male:
    •    Drummond Road
    •    Churchill Street
    •    Villiage Crescent
    •    Hawkins Street
    •    Dell Avenue
    •    Margaret Street
    •    Arad Street

The male is described as white, between the ages of 23-25, English speaking with no discernible accent, dark brown hair with facial stubble wearing a red hat.

The vehicle he was driving is described as a black four-door Volkswagen Jetta, between 2011-2013 with nine spoke rims and an object hanging from the rearview mirror.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Sara Mummery at (905) 688-4111, dial option 3, Badge #9427.

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Original March 7 news release

On March 7, 2019 at approximately 8:30 a.m. uniform officers from the 2 District Niagara Falls office of the Niagara Regional Police responded to Father Hennnepin Catholic School on Churchill Street in Niagara Falls. Officers attended for a report of a suspicious man.

Investigating officers learned that at approximately 8:15 a.m. on today's date, a 10-year-old girl was walking to school near the corner of Hawkins Street and Drummond Road. The girl was approached by a man in an older black four-door compact car.

The man spoke with the girl briefly. The girl became scared as a result of the conversation and fled to a nearby residence.

The girl did not suffer any physical injuries as a result of the interaction.

At this point in the investigation there has been no evidence to support that a criminal offence occurred.  Detectives are attempting to identify and speak to the man involved to determine his intentions.

Description:
    •    English speaking (no discernible accent)
    •    Caucasian
    •    23-25 years old
    •    Red baseball hat
    •    White sweater or jacket
    •    Dark brown hair

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, ext. 9427.

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