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Man Seen Taking Photos of Children Near School

February 18, 2016 10:51 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are looking to speak with a man they say was spotted taking pictures of children near a school on Wednesday.

The principal of Princess Margaret School and a nine-year-old child met with officers in the 300 block of Hawthorne Avenue at around 2:10 p.m. The child said she was playing in the school yard when she saw a man taking photos of children, which was also observed by teachers.

The man told the principal he had recently moved to the area and was looking for a school for his children to attend. He left without further incident.

He is described as Caucasian, between 40-50 years of age, 5’11” with a medium build. He was wearing a black jacket with fur on the hood, black toque and black mitts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-2857 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).