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    Canada - Police search for man who twice attempted to abduct 9-yo, Toronto Oct 2015

    http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/20...-year-old.html

    "Oct 13 2015

    Police are searching for a man involved with two attempts of abducting a 9-year-old boy on the same day near Thorncliffe Park Drive and Overlea Boulevard on Tuesday morning.

    The boy was on his way to school between 8:35 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. when he was grabbed on the shoulder by the male suspect, but was able to break free and run to school, police say.

    Investigators say that during lunch break, the boy saw the same man who attempted to approach him again, where he ran back to the school and informed a teacher."

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    "Authorities have described the suspect as a brown man in his 40s to early 50s. He stands six feet tall with short light brown hair, short, grey facial hair near his chin and a moustache, according to police.

    Police say he was wearing a white shirt, dark zip-up jacket, black Adidas pants, Nike shoes with orange on them and a black hat with a circular, orange symbol.

    Police are urging anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-5300, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477."

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...-old-1.3269897

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    Scary!

    I wish they'd say whether or not anyone else saw the man. If he was there before school and again at lunch he's probably been hanging around before.

    Or he knew the kid and followed him.

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    I'm thinking the boy knew him. Or at least I hope so. Quite scary

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms_x_to_the_m View Post
    I'm thinking the boy knew him. Or at least I hope so. Quite scary
    Seems like the man knew the boy's routine, unless he was just watching for anyone he could grab, pretty focused to go after the same child twice!
    If the boy knew him he could give a name, wondering if the perp. knows the child's name? imo.

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    Attempted child abduction in Thorncliffe Park possibly linked to sexual assault of girl, 8

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    Police are asking the public for assistance in locating a middle aged male suspect after a nine-year-old boy was repeatedly targeted in an attempted abduction in Toronto’s Thorncliffe neighbourhood.

    Investigators have confirmed they are looking into whether the suspect is also wanted in connection with the sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl in the same area.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/2275781/ma...ult-of-girl-8/


    Photo of suspect wanted in sexual assault of 8-year-old girl on Oct. 5:



    http://globalnews.ca/news/2268929/po...rncliffe-park/
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    If it is the same guy, seems like he does not care if the child is male or female, as long as they are 8-9 years old, imo.

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    Description of man in attempted abduction case:

    - brown man
    - early 40s to early 50s
    - height 6’0″
    - short light brown hair
    - short facial hair near the chin that is light-grey
    - mustache
    - white shirt
    - dark zip-up jacket
    - black pants with word ‘ADIDAS’ near the pocket
    - Nike shoes with orange
    - black hat with an orange circular symbol

    Description of man in sexual assault case:

    - brown man
    - 50 to 60 years old
    - mustache
    - black hat
    - black button jacket or blazer
    - blue jeans


    http://globalnews.ca/news/2275781/ma...ult-of-girl-8/
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...oy-9-1.3285286

    Video released in attempted abduction of boy, 9
    Video of a person of interest in Thorncliffe Park attempted child abduction released

    CBC News Posted: Oct 23, 2015

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    "The man is described as brown, 40s to early 50s, 6'0", with short light brown hair, short facial hair near the chin that is light-grey, and a moustache. He was wearing a white shirt, dark zip-up jacket, black pants with word 'ADIDAS' written near pocket, Nike shoes with orange on them, and a black hat with an orange circular symbol.

    The person of interest has a distinct way of walking. If any one recognizes this person, please contact police."
    Last edited by dotr; 10-23-2015 at 12:39 PM.

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    Oh my goodness. This is so scary. I hope they catch the b@stard. I walk my kids 3 houses to the school bus and back. It's a scary world in Toronto.

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    Looks like he seems to be quite identifiable. Hope the pic gets more exposure so someone can see it and call it in. Surely he must 'know' the boy who he apparently tried to abduct TWICE on the same day? Bizarre.

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    UPDATE.

    http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/33098

    "The Person of Interest has been identified and investigated."

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    But not arrested or charged? Or cleared?

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    Wrong man identified in video, LE still hunting for POI at large.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...arge-1.3289982

    "A man referred to by police as "a person of interest" in an attempted abduction of a 9-year-old boy in Thorncliffe Park on Oct. 13 "has been cleared of any wrongdoing."

    Toronto Police had released a video of the man last week but on Monday, they said he was not the suspect they're looking for."
    rbbm.

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