Allegations of attempted child luring at Ajax school
Durham Regional Police are concerned about allegations of attempted child luring at a school in Ajax.
Authorities are investigating after a 10-year old girl was approached by a stranger after Monday classes let out at Applecroft Public School, near Westney Road, north of Kingston Road.
Police say the student was waiting on school property at around 3:25pm, when a man approached her and attempted to lure her into his vehicle, which was parked in the school parking lot.
The man claimed that he had been sent the girl's mother.
There was a brief conversation between the girl and the suspect but she did not get into his car.
The suspect is described as a white man with a medium build. He was unshaven and wearing a grey hat, blue scarf and green jacket with red and black high-top sneakers.
Investigators also want to speak to a woman who was seen in the passenger seat of the suspect's vehicle. She is described as:
White, possibly in her late teens or early 20's with long blonde hair, wearing a purple and pink hat.
The pair were seen in a small, blue-grey two-door sedan with a noticeable dent on the rear bumper, to the left of the license plate.
Durham Regional Police remind parents to speak to their children about strangers.
They should be told to never go with someone they don't know, even if the person says they know a parent or was sent by a parent.
Anyone with any information that might assist investigators is asked to contact Det. Dave Mason of West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2541.
Anonymous tips can be made to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.