London Police ask parents to speak to children about suspicious people and vehicles after teen girl approached

London, Ontario – Parents and guardians are reminded to talk to their children about suspicious people and vehicles after London police were notified about a man who allegedly offered a teenaged girl candy yesterday afternoon.

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at approximately 5:55 p.m., a teenaged girl was walking in the area of Edward Street and Elmwood Avenue when a light grey older style minivan stopped beside her. The adult male driver asked her if she wanted some candy. When the girl did not respond, the man drove away. He did not exit the vehicle, and did not speak to the girl any further. The vehicle may have been observed second time in the area of Edward Street and Tecumseh Avenue before heading eastbound from that location. The girl notified her parents, who contacted police.

Suspicious Person
(File Photo) Suspicious Person

The suspect male is described as Caucasian, between 30-40 years of age, slim build, with dark hair cut shorter on the sides and back and longer on top, missing some front teeth, possibly tattoos on his arms. He was wearing a t-shirt and a black face mask hanging from his chin. He was described as having a deep voice.

Police searched the area with negative results. The investigation into this matter is ongoing.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to

London Police Service

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