Toronto police have requested the public’s assistance locating and identifying a man wanted for allegedly abducting a little girl in Toronto on Friday.
According to police, on Friday, November 1 at approximately 8:53 pm, officers responded to a call for a suspicious incident near Blaydon Public School in North York.
Authorities say an 8-year-old girl was walking in the area at 3:30 pm when she was approached by a strange man, who grabbed her and covered her mouth with his hand.
Police say he dragged her 60-metres to a nearby SUV before trying to force her inside the vehicle. However, the little girl broke free and managed to run away.
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Police are now searching for the suspect, who has been described as white, between 40 and 50 years old, with a skinny build, and short grey hair.
He was wearing a blue and pink t-shirt, grey sweat pants, and black dress shoes, and fled in what was believed to be a red Mazda CX-5 with tinted windows, police say.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online.