Police are looking for a man suspected of attempting to lure young females into a vehicle following two encounters over the past month.
Officers responded to a call at 8:40 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2020 about an unknown male in a vehicle approaching two females ages 21 and 20 in the parking lot of 50 Market St. S., a shopping mall.
As the two young women attempted to get away from him, the man followed them in the vehicle, asking them repeatedly for contact information and their social media accounts.
The women saw the man again, this time on foot, a short time later. He approached them, but they were able to get away from him safely.
The suspicious male is described as being in his 20s, with light brown skin, approximately 5’8”, medium build and a short, trimmed beard. He was wearing dark sweat pants and a dark zip-up sweater with white on the side and the hood over his head.
He was driving a white four-door sedan.
Nearly two weeks later, police responded to a similar call near Conklin Road at around 3 p.m. in West Brant. A man of a similar description approached two 13-year-old females and offered them a ride.
The girls managed to avoid the man and get away without any more problems.
In this case the man was described as wearing a button-down shirt, yet looked similar to the other suspect and also drove a white four-door sedan.
Brantford Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance to identify the individual in question. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.
Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at http://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=251