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Three suspicious strangers reported to police

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Winnipeg police are warning the public about a trio of suspicious incidents this week.

On Wednesday, officers were called to the 500 block of Nova Vista Drive after a home day-care provider reported an unknown man lurking near their backyard.

The woman said the stranger made comments about "wanting to keep the children company" before fleeing the area. News of the incident began making the rounds on Facebook Thursday, and police confirmed details in a news release this morning.

He is described as Caucasian, 60-70 years old, with a medium build and short grey hair and glasses. He was wearing a grey t-shirt, khaki shorts, grey socks, runners, watch and a ring.

On Thursday, police were called to a school in the 800 block of Golspie Street based on reports that a masked man was seen "lingering" near the premises.

Police say the man never approached students or said anything, but fled the area running when others began to approach.

He is described as wearing a black balaclava with blonde shoulder-length hair sticking out the bottom. He was wearing a black hoody or jacket, black pants and runners.

In the final incident, police were called to the area of Beeston Drive and Seaforth Avenue just after 4 p.m. Thursday for reports of a suspicious person.

Four children, aged nine and 10, said the unknown man began chasing them while they were playing in the area. No comments were made, and the suspect fled without further incident.

Police say the man is Caucasian, possibly tanned, early 20s, average height with a small build, long black hair and a dark beard. He was wearing a blue long sleeve shirt, light coloured pants and was carrying a white backpack.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call their nearest detachment or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

www.mikeoncrime.com

 

 

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