Cops looking for guy who approaches kids



Police are looking for a man in connection with three separate incidents involving him approaching children.

On Sept.14, around noon, the principal from George P Vanier School on Cecile Avenue in Chatham contacted police in regards to a suspicious man. The principal reported a man entered the school and was wandering around apparently looking for a washroom. The principal escorted the man off school property without incident prior to police arrival. The man did not come into contact with any students.

He was described as white, five-foot-10 to six feet in height, with brown hair. He was last seen wearing jeans, blue shirt with two-tone sleeves and a black/burgundy straight brimmed hat.

This morning, police received information about two separate incidents that occurred yesterday in Chatham. Around 6:15 p.m. a man approximately 20-30 years, approached a young girl walking near Madera Crescent and asked for directions.

The girl continued walking and did not interact with the man.

Police believe the vehicle may be a silver/beige Ford SUV with a loud muffler and orange stickers on the back window.

In the second incident, around 6:30 p.m. a young boy was approached by the same man driving the same vehicle a short distance away on Daleview Avenue. The boy did not interact with the man and continued walking.

Chatham-Kent police believe all three incidents may be related and are looking for anyone who may have information that may help identify either the man or vehicle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Const. Fraser Leontowicz at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87148. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.




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