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Okotoks RCMP investigating report of a suspicious male


Okotoks, AB –   On January 27, 2016, The Okotoks RCMP received a report of an 8 year old girl who was approached by a stranger while was walking to school.   A male approached the girl, and tried to physically grab her, when the girl ran the suspect chased her. The girl was able to get safely to a familiar home in the Crystal Shores area,  and sought the help of an adult.

The suspect male is described as being in his 20’s, medium build, between 5’10” and 6’2″, fair skinned, possibly blue or green eyes.  The male was described as wearing black pants and a dark green hoody with a full zipper and wearing a black bandana that obscured most of his face.

The police are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to call the Okotoks RCMP (403) 995-6400.

Police are also asking that parents and teachers be vigilant and report any suspicious persons to police immediately.

RCMP are also recommending parents discuss a safety plan with their children and encourage children to walk in groups.

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