Taxicab, Van Approaches Teen Girls Offering Rides

Taxicab, Van Approaches Teen Girls Offering Rides

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are looking for two men in separate incidents where two teenage girls were approached while walking.

The first incident occurred February 25 when the 13-year-old victim was in the area of McGee Street and Sargent Avenue.

She was approached around 8:30 a.m. by a grey taxicab when the driver got out and asked if she wanted a lift. When the teen declined, the man attempted to grab her arm, but was pushed away by the victim.

The driver is described a dark skinned man, 5’10” tall, approximately 40-years-old with a medium build, black moustache and black beard that had a little white in it. He was wearing a black toque, black sweater and grey or brown pants.

The second incident occurred the same day when a 14-year-old girl was walking in the north back lane of Bannatyne Avenue West and Cecil Street. A black coloured van pulled up next to her at around 1:50 p.m. and a man repeatedly offered her a ride. The teen was able to safely flee the area.

The driver is described as a bald man of an unknown race, approximately 40-years-old with a deep voice. He was wearing a black jacket, red hat and had tinted glasses.

Anyone with information in either case is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6668 or CrimeStoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

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