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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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NEWS RELEASE
GUELPH POLICE SERVICE
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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.

Descriptions:

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 jknox@guelphpolice.ca. 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.

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