Investigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspicious vehicle and two occupants following an incident in the City of Vaughan.
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, at just before 1 a.m., an 18-year-old female was walking down the sidewalk in the area of Drummond Drive and Cranston Park when a white van pulled up beside her and a man wearing all black got out. She began running in the opposite direction, believing the van was following her. The female went to a nearby residence to call police.
Investigators are seeking assistance from the public to provide any information that may assist in identifying the vehicle and two male occupants. Police believe this is an isolated incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who may have been in the area at this time and saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police.
York Regional Police is reminding the public of the following safety tips:
- Always stay alert and aware or what’s going on around you. The more aware you are, the less vulnerable you are
- Whenever possible, travel in pairs
- Travel in well-lit and populated areas, especially at night, do not take shortcuts through trails
- Carry a cell phone for emergency calls but avoid texting or using your phone while walking
- Avoid wearing headphones while running or walking
- Trust your intuition. If something tells you a person or situation isn’t right, it likely isn’t
- Report any suspicious vehicles and people to police. We will respond to these calls
- Call police immediately if you are a victim of a crime
Anyone with information is asked to call the #4 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS