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Police investigating after children reportedly given candy by strangers

Police say the incident happened Sunday in the Forest Hill/Water Street area
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Guelph police are investigating after a group of children were approached by a couple in a motor vehicle Sunday and given a bag of candy.

A male called police Sunday to report his nine-year-old son was riding his bike with two friends about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when they were approached by a car at the intersection of Forest Hill Drive and Water Street.

A female passenger asked the children if they would like to play a game which involved guessing numbers and the winner would receive a bag of candy. The children accepted the bag of candy and ate some.

There are no reports of any of the children becoming ill.

The involved female was described as blond and approximately 50 years of age. The driver was described as a male but no other description was available. The motor vehicle was described as possibly a white or silver sedan or white SUV, possibly a Dodge.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Jeff Taylor at 519-824-1212, ext. 7333, email him at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online.