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Gleichen and Blackfalds RCMP advise of concerning incidents involving children

Posted on 23 August 2021 by Contributed

Blackfalds suspect on the left, Gleichen suspect on the right. RCMP ackowledge there is a resemblance.

On July 28, 2021 at approximately 11:15 a.m., Gleichen RCMP responded to a complaint of child luring on Gleichen’s Main Street.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that an unknown elderly male approached a 13-year-old male and offered to pay him money for sex.

Investigators have been unable to locate the suspect in which he is described as:

•           In his 50’s with grey hair, blue eyes and glasses;

•           Wearing a blue plaid and white shirt, dark jeans and hat.

The suspect was seen driving a newer light colored GMC pick up truck with after market lights.

On Aug. 9, 2021, Blackfalds RCMP received a call where between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., a male in a vehicle on Oak Street, had approached a 7-year-old female on a bicycle and told her to get into the vehicle.  The child ignored the male, turned onto a cross street and returned home.

The suspect was described as:

·         Having darker skin, brown eyes and glasses

·         Wearing a button-up blue shirt

·         Had an accent

The suspect was reported to have been driving a red SUV or pick-up truck.

RCMP cannot confirm whether these two incidents are connected, however we do acknowledge that there is a resemblance between the two composite sketches of the suspects.

If you have any information regarding the Gleichen incident, please contact Gleichen RCMP at 403-734-3923 or your local police.  If you have any information regarding the Blackfalds incident, please contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at http://www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Blackfalds suspect on the left, Gleichen suspect on the right. RCMP ackowledge there is a resemblance.

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