Suspicious man watching kids worries Brampton residents

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This is one more example of why it is important for parents and guardians to be vigilant and mindful of their surroundings.

A “suspicious male” was seen watching two children play in the front yard of a home in the area of Primrose Crescent and Conestoga Drive, near Sandalwood Parkway and Kennedy Road. The man ran away when chased by an adult who saw him acting suspiciously.

Police said the resident described the man’s behaviour as “suspicious” as he watched the children play on more than one occasion.

“When the complainant tried to run after him, he fled the area,” according to police.

The man is described as South Asian, between 40 and 50 years, 6-foot-2, with a slim build, clean shaven, with grey “slicked back” hair on top and shaved on the sides.

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He has been seen wearing black dress pants, shiny black dress shoes, and a collared dress shirt.

Police released a grainy surveillance video of the man on their website.

Anyone with information is asked to call 22 Division detectives at 905-453-2121, ext. 2233, or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Quite often many parents ‘watching’ their kids at play are invariably looking at something on their phones. Other parents can be seen either in deep conversation with other friends on their phones or listening to music. This means the kids are often technically unsupervised. It is likely that suspicious characters could potentially commit their crime and slip away undetected in broad daylight. Under such circumstances it would be hard for any parent, guardian or concerned citizen to provide police with a good description of a suspect. – CINEWS

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