Hinton RCMP seek public assistance to identify a person of interest – child luring

On April 24, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Hinton RCMP responded to a report of a male in the Skogg Avenue area of Hinton attempting to lure a child from her home. 

Information obtained from the family describes a caucasian male, early to mid 20's, approximately 5"10 to 6" feet tall with short light brown hair and a thin goatee attempting to lure two children from their home stating he knows their mother and father and he was sent to get them.

One of the children shut and locked the door and called a parent for help who subsequently called RCMP. It is unknown if the male left on foot or by vehicle. Neighbourhood patrols and inquires by RCMP have not led to the identification of a suspect at this time.

Hinton RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Hinton RCMP at 780-865-5544 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store."