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Police warn of suspicious man in black van

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Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a balding man with a goatee who tried to get a child into a black van he was driving with a black dog in the front passenger seat on Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday when a 12-year-old boy walked past a van that was stopped on Corbett Drive in the St. James area.

The boy told police that the driver called out, "Hey, hey. Come in." The boy ran home and police were contacted. The van was last seen on Buffie Bay.

The man who was the driver of the van is described as a white, balding male with a greyish goatee who was wearing a dark jacket.

The vehicle he was driving was a full-sized black van with no windows on the back. The dog was a large dog that was black in colour.

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

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