A public safety alert has been issued, after Toronto police say they have received three separate complaints regarding children being approached by strangers in the Cliffcrest area of Scarborough in recent weeks.
According to police, the first two incidents took place on June 3rd.
The first occurred when school children were approached by a man and a woman in the Neilson Avenue and Sloley Road area, who asked them to go for a car ride, while later that day, a child riding his bike in the same area was approached by two men in a van, who asked the child if he wanted to play video games with them in the van.
The third incident took place on June 8th, also in Neilson Avenue and Sloley Road area when it was reported that a child walking to school was approached by a man who asked the child if he needed a ride.
In all incidents, the children declined and returned to the school where they immediately reported what had happened to a teacher and the police.
Investigators say no children were harmed in any of the incidents.
Police have now released descriptions of the vehicles involved and their occupants in each of the incidents.
The vehicle involved in the first report from June 3rd is described as a four door, and gold/silver or brown, the male and female occupants had dark hair.
Police say a white, older model cube van with a sliding door was involved in the second June 3rd incident, the driver and passenger are described as white men, aged between 40 and 50 years old. One man is said to be bald, with a beard and wearing black pants while the other had spiked black hair and was wearing blue jeans and grey T-shirt with a skull on the front.
A white van is also said to have been involved in the June 8th incident, with no windows in the back, the driver is described as a white man in his 40’s with a ”man-bun” hairstyle.
Police are asking parents to speak with their children to make them aware of the dangers of going anywhere with a stranger and what to do if approached by a stranger.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).