Police investigate attempted abduction in Hamilton

A man pulled up to a nine-year-old girl walking to school in Hamiltons Red Hill neighbourhood Thursday morning and offered her a lollipop if she would get in his car, police saidin an alert issued Friday afternoon.

At about 8:45 a.m., the girl was walking near Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School on Albright Road when a middle-aged man in a black car pulled up alongside her.

The suspect is described as a 50-year-old male, with a bushy moustache and a wrinkled face. He was wearing a light grey sweater and a black baseball hat.

The driver is described as 50 years old, with a dark bushy moustache and a wrinkly face. He was wearing a light grey sweater and a black baseball hat. He also had a possible East Indian accent.

His vehicle is described asblack, with four doors, dark windows and two scratches on the front passenger-side door.

Hamilton police are asking for the publics help in identifying a man allegedly involved in an attempted child abduction Thursday morning.

A nine-year-old girl was on her way to school at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School on Albright Road around 8:45 a.m. when a dark-coloured vehicle pulled up alongside her and rolled down its passenger window, police said.

Meanwhile, the vehicle is described as black, four-door, possibly a Honda, with dark windows and two scratches to the front passenger door.

According to police, a male driver leaned across the vehicle and offered the girl, who was walking alone, a lollipop if she would get inside.

Police said the girl ran to school where she reported the incident. She was not injured, said Const. Lorraine Edwards.

The vehicle is described as black with four-doors and dark windows. Its possibly a Honda with two scratches to the front passenger door, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Division 2 staff sergeant at 905-546-2963.