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Suspect to Identify – Thorold, Ontario Teen Accosted by Unknown Man

Sep 14, 2017
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On September 13, 2017, at approximately 9:15PM uniform officers from the 1 District – St. Catharines office of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a residence in the City of Thorold.  A 13 year old boy and his family had contacted the NRPS after an unknown male accosted him earlier in the day.
At approximately 6:45PM on September 13, 2017, the boy had been walking with his scooter in the area of Clara Street and Taylor Street in Thorold.  An unknown man came up behind him and wrapped his arms around the boy.  The boy struggled and struck the man with his scooter.  The boy fled the area.
The boy was not injured.
The unknown white male suspect is described as:
– Approximately 50-60 years old
– 180 lbs
– Shaggy red moustache
– Sunglasses
– Grey mesh hat
A black truck was also seen in the area at the time of the incident that may or may not be linked.
The investigation remains ongoing by detectives from the 1 District Criminal Investigation Branch and the Child Abuse Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111 ext 4233 or Crimes Stoppers of Niagara.

Incident Number: 2017-87836
Submitted By: Stephanie Sabourin
Approved By: Philip Gavin

Information on crimes can also be submitted anonymously using Crime Stoppers of Niagara.

To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers via:

Telephone – 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
Text – 274637(CRIMES), keyword Niagara, then your tip.
Crime Stoppers guarantees that you will remain anonymous through any of the methods offered to provide tips. You may also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

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