Police probe Bay incident
Dad believes man tried to abduct his child
Police are continuing to investigate an alleged attempted abduction in Glace Bay last week.
Shannon Kerr, spokesperson for the Cape Breton Regional Police, said as of Tuesday morning police had not received any complaints or reports of similar incidents.
Scott MacDonald of Sydney Mines, believes there was an attempted abduction of his daughter in Glace Bay on March 24.
“A bulletin was sent out to all patrol officers in every division so they’d be aware,” said Kerr.
She said if anyone has any information they are asked to contact police, 902-563-5151 or Crime Stoppers, 902-562-8477.
Kerr also added that anyone who believes they are in danger should call 911.
In a story in the Cape Breton Post on Tuesday, police confirmed they received a complaint of an older man in a truck stopping to talk to youth in Glace Bay last week.
MacDonald believes this was an attempted abduction of his daughter, who lives in Glace Bay with her mother. He says he won’t rest until the alleged culprit is apprehended.
MacDonald said his nine-yearold daughter was walking down West Avenue in Glace Bay, when a truck pulled up and started driving slowly beside her. He said the man whistled at her but after his daughter ignored him, the man began yelling at her as he drove along beside her.
Once his daughter was near her home and could see her sister outside, she began to scream and run. The girls called the regional police.
MacDonald said he reviewed the type and colours of the vehicle in question with his daughter and he says it’s a blue and white camouflaged-patterned, half-ton truck with a 4x4 symbol on the back.
The driver was described as having a big build, a brush cut, a goatee and wearing a black jacket and round black glasses.
He is urging anyone with information to come forward to not only protect his own children, but all children.
Arlene MacKenzie, principal of John Bernard Croak Elementary School in Glace Bay, which is in the immediate area of the incident in question, said teachers are always reviewing safety issues with the students.
“We did take an extra measure (Tuesday) and talked to the kids again,” she said.