Man tried to pick up children in Embrun

Police are asking you to be on the lookout for a man driving a silver-coloured vehicle in the Embrun area. The driver has slowed down and offered young people a drive home.

On Friday, December 21, 2018, at approx. 4:00 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) – Russell County Detachment – received a complaint about a suspicious vehicle driven by a male who approached children walking near Centenaire Street in Embrun, Ontario.

This unknown male driving a silver vehicle slowed down on Centenaire Street at the intersection of Normandie Avenue and engage in a conversation with the children. The driver told the two youths: “I can drive you home”.

Assistance is being sought from the public in helping to identify him, and/or the vehicle with the following description:

The male is described as:

• Male in his 20’s

• Dark complexion

• Wearing a black rain coat

• Dark brown curly hairs

The vehicle is described as:

• Silver Honda Civic;

• No rust and very clean;

• Winter tires with black rims

• Four tinted windows;

Police invites parents to discuss and review the “Stranger Danger” tips with their children. If you or anyone you know are aware of this male’s identity or have any further information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Russell County OPP at 613-443-4499 or OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.

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