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Attempted abduction at skate park

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On Sunday March 31, officers from Oxford County OPP, Tillsonburg Detachment, responded to a report of an attempted abduction in the area of the Tillsonburg Community Complex Skate Park.

Investigation revealed that at approximately 10 a.m., a 12-year-old-female and 4-year-old male were playing at the skate park when they were approached by an unknown male who tried to get them into his vehicle.

Police conducted a search for the male and his vehicle and were unsuccessful in locating either.

The male party is described as: approximately 40 years of age, short white beard, approximately 170 pounds, and approximately 5’11” in height.

He was last seen wearing: a florescent pink coat or shirt and a purple-coloured baseball cap with short peak. The male was seen driving silver-coloured SUV with tinted windows and a luggage rack.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Members of the Oxford County OPP Criminal Investigation Unit continue to investigate.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety, and that of children, at all times. Children should always be accompanied by an adult when out in public. The OPP's website, www.opp.ca contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.

 

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