Lethbridge Police are warning the public about a suspicious male following two separate reports of a subject taking photos of children.
On September 24 police responded to a report of a suspicious male who appeared to be taking pictures of children at a playground along the 1300 block of Lakemount Boulevard South. The complainant reported the male was acting “weird” and angling his phone in such a way to record the children at play.
On September 27 police received a report of a similar male taking photos of children in a school playground along Mildred Dobbs Boulevard North. In the second instance, the male was observed pretending to take selfies, but would then tip his phone to photograph the children. When a child called out to their peers that the male was taking photos of them, he subsequently fled the area on foot.
In both instances the subject is described as a darker skinned male, in his 20s, possibly of East Asian descent.
Police are making the public aware of these occurrences as a precaution. While it is not a criminal offence to take photos in a public place, the male’s conduct in two in two city playgrounds is deemed suspicious and his intentions are unknown.
Anyone who observes suspicious activity is advised to call police immediately at 403-328-4444.