Regina Police Service say they are cautioning the public after recent incidents involving a man attempting to speak with children at a public pool.
Police say the behaviour is regarded as “somewhat suspicious.”
On Friday , police responded to a call for service and learned this man had attended the pool days prior.
Police were unable to locate the man to speak with him.
According to the police, no crime has occurred, but police wanted to make the public aware, as a precaution.
The suspicious man is is described as: 30 to 35 years of age, Caucasian and blonde hair in a Mohawk.
He was wearing a black, button-down shirt with blue shorts and brightly colored Nike running shoes.
As authorities are expressing genuine concern, the Regina Police Service is reminding parents discussing/reviewing safety plans with children is important, not just during the school year and offer these suggestions:
- Be aware of surroundings and take note of anything or anyone that looks suspicious;
- If you are listening to music on headphones or earbuds, cover only one ear so you can still hear traffic, people, dogs and any other potential hazard;
- Don’t approach a vehicle, if you do not know the person inside;
- Don’t engage in conversation with someone you don’t know;
- If possible, have a friend walk with you; this is a particularly good strategy for younger children;
- Have a route that uses sidewalks, instead of alleys or paths through parks;
- Get a description of anyone who behaves suspiciously;
- If possible get a description of any vehicle involved, including a license plate;
- Report promptly to a teacher, police officer or other trusted adult.
Anyone who may have information that could assist in the investigation into these incidents is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.