A young girl was grabbed on her way to school in Alliston on Thursday morning.
Officers from the Nottawasaga Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched to an attempt abduction call regarding an 11 year old girl on her way to school.
Police learned that an 11 year old girl was walking on Falkner Road between Warman Street and Knight Street in the Town of New Tecumseth (Alliston) at approximately 8:40 a.m. on the 20th of October 2016, when a male approached her from behind. He grabbed her backpack, and pulled her towards him. The child was able to break free, and fled the scene on foot. The man’s direction of travel afterwards is unknown.
The Nottawasaga OPP are requesting assistance in locating the male, and obtaining any information that may help. The male is described as:
- Caucasian male, approximately 30 years old athletic build
- Black hoody, ripped jeans
- Carrying on his back a white back pack
Anyone with information is asked to please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety, and that of children, at all times. Children should not be left unattended anywhere, for any length of time, when out in public. The OPP’s website, www.opp.ca contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.