The Regina Police Service is asking the public for information in relation to a complaint of a suspicious male and advising the public to be on the lookout for this individual. Police are investigating this complaint as a possible attempted abduction.
The preliminary information available indicates that at about 1:50 p.m. today, Friday, July 18, 2014, a ten year-old female child was walking from one building to another (Conservatory Building to Darke Hall) on the University of Regina College Avenue campus. The girl was part of a group but was walking some distance behind the rest of the group as they entered the other building. An unknown male called out to the child and, when she came nearer, he grabbed her by the arm. She broke free and ran to tell authorities, including Campus Security, who contacted police. The girl was not physically harmed and her parent was notified. While police were obtaining more information, Wascana Centre Police and U-of-R Security did an area search but did not locate the suspect. The suspect’s motive is not known at this time.
The suspect is described as male, Caucasian, approximately 50-65 years old, about 5’ 9” tall, with a medium build. The victim described the suspect as having a scruffy, patchy beard and collar-length, combed-back, greyish-black hair. He was wearing jogging clothes and runners.
Anyone who has information about this event, or has information that could help police identify and locate this suspect is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.