Police seek help to identify man who approached child in Embrun

On Thursday May 23, 2019, at 5 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) – Russell County Detachment – received a complaint about a suspicious vehicle driven by a male who approached a child walking on St-Andre Road in Embrun, Ontario.

This unknown male driving a black car stopped and backed up to engage in a conversation with the child. The driver rolled down the passenger window and started asking personal questions in French such as “where do you live and if he wanted a ride”.

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:

  • Caucasian male
  • Pale complexion
  • Approximately 48 to 60 years old
  • French speaking with no accent
  • Brown eyes
  • Dark brown or black short and cone hair
  • Wearing a black tuxedo with a tie
  • Gold Rolex style watch

The vehicle is described as:

  • Black car
  • Possibly a Chrysler 200
  • Lots of chrome trim

Police invite parents to discuss and review the “Stranger Danger” tips with their children, for information and tips please visit www.protectchildren.ca

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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