Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Police warn of three men following children

  • Print

Police issued a warning about a trio of suspicious men targeting children Tuesday. On Monday night, a girl, 9, from a Fort Garry neighbourhood ran for help after a car stopped beside her and two young men tried to lure her inside with them.

She ran off.

The incident took place Monday night about 8:45 p.m. when the girl and her two friends were walking in the 1200 block of Beaumont Street.

Her friends were a short distance away when a vehicle pulled up beside her, the passenger door opened and the passenger said, "Come on, get in." The driver then said "Yeah, get in." A third passenger in the rear did not say anything, police reported.

The girl ran to her friends and all three fled to one of their homes and told a parent who in turn contacted police.

The vehicle is described as a black truck, three windows in rear (sliding window), and possibly two doors.

The trio were described as possibly Caucasian, medium build, short brown hair in their late teens or early twenties.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-2877 or CrimeStoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Parents are reminded to speak with their children about personal safety and discuss proper actions when faced with these types of situations, police said.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Lawless in the Morning: Gary answers your questions (March 25)

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Bright sunflowers lift their heads toward the south east skies in a  large sunflower field on Hwy 206 and #1 Thursday Standup photo. July 31,  2012 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)
  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What do you think of Manitoba Hydro's deal to create a surface-parking lot to allow for construction of a new substation?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google