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Police issue public safety alert following reports of suspicious men

Incidents are similar, but it's unknown if they're related, police say
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On March 9, 2019 at approximately 10 p.m., an adult female was walking on University of Guelph property when a man driving a motor vehicle approached and attempted to convince her to get into his vehicle.

On March 13, 2019 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a man driving a motor vehicle on Willow Road near the Hanlon approached an adult male pedestrian attempting to have him get into his vehicle.

On March 14, 2019 at approximately 5 p.m., a teenaged female believes she was followed by a man on foot in the area of Goodwin Drive.

The three incidents have some similarities but it is unknown if they are related.


In the incident on University property, the male was operating an older model, four-door vehicle, (possibly a Honda Civic) red or burgundy in colour. Windows not tinted. No other markings, no plate obtained.

In the Willow Road incident the male was operating an older, (possibly 2008-2010) Dodge Caravan, white, tinted windows, no other markings, no plate obtained.

The description of the male is similar in all incidents, described as East Indian, average build, 30-50 years old, black short hair and some facial hair.

Anyone who may have information about these incidents is asked to contact Cst. J. Knox at 519-824-1212 at ext. 7363 or Anonymous tips can be left at Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online.

If you are involved in a situation like this, continue walking, do not communicate with the person, quickly get to a safe place and call police as soon as possible. Any description that you can remember especially plate numbers would help any investigation.