Police issue public safety alert following potential child luring in Toronto

Jul 6 2020, 5:56 am

The Toronto Police Service has issued a public safety alert following a potential child luring last week.

According to police, the incident occurred in the area of Dunview Avenue and Longmore Street, when it was reported that on Thursday, July 2, between the hours of 6 pm to 8 pm, a child was riding her bicycle on Longmore Street.

Police say the child was approached by a man driving a white vehicle, and the man allegedly offered the child candy, in an attempt to entice the child into his vehicle.

The child ignored the offer, and rode away to safety, according to police.

The man reportedly drove away eastbound on Dunview Avenue. He was described as white, grey hair, late 40’s to early 50’s. The vehicle was described as a white van or SUV.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white cargo van, possibly a Chevrolet Express or GMC Savana (2005-2010 model).

Toronto Police Service

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637)