Police probe Bay in­ci­dent

Dad be­lieves man tried to abduct his child

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON - BY SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE smont­gomery@cb­post.com

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.

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