Young boy reports that a man attempted to lure him into a vehicle, Calgary Police investigating – UPDATED

Earlier today, we asked the public for their help in locating a motorist and their vehicle believed to be connected to a possible child luring incident that occurred yesterday in the southeast community of Walden.

As a result of information received by the public, we were able to locate the driver and speak with him. While the driver is not under arrest and is not facing any charges at this time, police continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the interaction with the child.

We would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in helping us advance this investigation.

Police encourage all parents to talk to their children about what to do when a stranger is making them uncomfortable, and how to tell the difference between a stranger they can ask for help – such as police officers, transit drivers, teachers or other parents – and a stranger who might be dangerous.

BACKGROUND

Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary Police Service is investigating an attempted luring incident after a young boy reported that a man attempted to lure him into a vehicle in the southeast community of Walden.

Yesterday, Monday, July 25, 2022, at approximately 3:20 p.m., the boy and his dog were outside on the front lawn of his home in the 100 block of Walden Mews S.E., when he was approached by a man in a vehicle, described as a white van.

The boy told investigators the man was alone in the vehicle, rolled down the passenger side window, and told the boy to get in the van.

The boy refused to get in, picked up his dog and quickly returned inside his home when he reported the incident to his mother, and she notified police.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 30-to-40-years-old, with light-brown hair, a moustache, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with a logo on the left side of the chest.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white mid-to-early 1990s Chevrolet Astro or GMC Safari van, and was last seen driving southbound on Walden Circle S.E.

A stock image, similar to the suspect’s vehicle.
A stock image, similar to the suspect’s vehicle.

Police encourage all parents to talk to their children about what to do when a stranger is making them uncomfortable, and how to tell the difference between a stranger they can ask for help – such as police officers, transit drivers, teachers or other parents – and a stranger who might be dangerous.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s vehicle or this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

Case # 22302255/4099

Calgary Police Service

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