Blackfalds RCMP released a sketch of the Blackfalds suspect. (Contributed)

Blackfalds RCMP released a sketch of the Blackfalds suspect. (Contributed)

Blackfalds RCMP receive report of child luring

Similar incident reported in Gleichen, southeast of Calgary

Blackfalds and Gleichen RCMP are concerned about reports of child luring that may involve the same suspect.

On Aug. 9, Blackfalds RCMP received a call about a man in a vehicle on Oak Street who approached a 7-year-old girl on a bicycle sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. He told her to get into the vehicle, but she ignored him and turned onto a cross street and returned home.

The suspect was described as having darker skin, an accent, brown eyes and glasses. He wore a button-up blue shirt and drove a red SUV or pick-up truck.

On July 28, at about 11:15 a.m., Gleichen RCMP responded to a complaint of child luring on Gleichen’s Main Street involving an unknown elderly man who approached a 13-year-old boy and offered to pay him money for sex.

The suspect was described as being his 50s with grey hair, blue eyes and glasses. He wore a blue plaid and white shirt, dark jeans and hat. He drove a newer light coloured GMC pick up truck with after market lights.

RCMP could not confirm whether the two incidents are connected, but there was a resemblance between the two composite sketches of the suspects.

Anyone with information regarding the Gleichen incident is asked to contact Gleichen RCMP at 403-734-3923 or their local police. Anyone with information about the Blackfalds incident is asked to contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300 or their local police. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.P3Tips.com.



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