Red Deer RCMP are searching for a man who attempted to lure a four-year-old boy into his vehicle in the Anders neighbourhood on July 3. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 pm as the boy was playing in his yard. A male approached the boy, told him he was a taxi driver, and offered to take the child to the beach. When the four-year-old went to his mother, the male departed. The four-year-old boy was not harmed in this incident.
The suspect is described as:
- Late 20s – early 30s
- Hair was in dreadlocks
- Not a black male, but had darker skin
The vehicle is described as:
- a white SUV cross over with a black strip on it
- it had an unusual roof rack on it
Anyone with information that may assist the police in identifying this suspect is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.