The Regina Police Service is advising the public of a recent incident that may be an attempted abduction and are also asking for information that could help solve this case.
This incident occurred on Sunday, April 21, 2019, between approximately 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Pasqua Street at about 7:30 p.m. An adult female reported that her boys, ages 9 and 11, had just returned home, upset, saying someone had just tried to grab the younger boy and take him down the street. The officers learned the two boys were playing outdoors, when an unknown male approached, grabbed one boy around the waist and tried to pull him away. The boy resisted and started shouting, and the male ran away. The victim described the male suspect as Indigenous and having a “crinkled” face. The child also said the male was wearing a red “spring” jacket, black jogging pants and black baseball hat. It’s believed this incident occurred near a cluster of trees by the railway tracks just southeast of 1st Avenue North. The children and parent were understandably upset but, fortunately, there were no serious physical injuries to the children.
At this time, police have carried out several investigative tasks, but have not yet positively identified the suspect or made any arrests. Police are continuing to investigate this occurrence. Police are not aware of any other reports of a similar nature.
Anyone who has information that could assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).