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Kids approached in suspicious Tyndall Park incident

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Winnipeg police are warning parents after a mother reported a stranger asked her kids to" take his dog for a ride" in a suspicious encounter.

Police said they were called to a store on Keewatin Street and Burrows Avenue Friday evening.

Keewatin and Burrows is a busy Tyndall Park shopping district with supermarkets and other stores. Police did not release the exact location.

But what happened there Friday evening should concern every parent, police said.

The mother said she briefly went inside the store while her four children waited outside.

They ran in after her in a panic after they said an unknown man in his 40s or 50s  approached them after she was inside.

The man asked the two older children if they would like "his dog to take their two younger siblings for a ride," police said.

The four instead took off into the store to find their mother, who called police and reported the incident.

The kids were unharmed. The man is described as having a medium build, with a five-o’-clock shadow and short salt-and-pepper hair. He was wearing a large black sweater and blue jeans.

The dog is described as being gold in colour with a red collar.

The vehicle is described as a white Jeep style with four doors and a black curved stripe at the rear quarter panel.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

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