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12-year-old boy asked to get into stranger's truck

Web posted on March 27, 2020

On March 26th, 2020, just before 12:34pm, a 12 year old boy was out front of his residence located near the intersection of Dublin Street North and Paisley Street in the City of Guelph when an older model dirty black pick up truck stopped beside him.

The male driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, asked where Essex Street is and when the boy responded that he didn't know, the male asked the boy to get in the vehicle.

The boy ran inside his residence, told his father and the Guelph Police Service was notified. The vehicle was last see near the intersection of Dublin Street North and London Road West.

Officers attended the scene but were unable to locate the male or the vehicle.

The male is described:

  • Caucasian
  • 30 years old
  • Short grey hair
  • No facial hair
  • No accent
  • No visible tattoos or piercings
  • Wearing a dark shirt, possibly a sweater

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Melanie Dewar at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7522, email her at, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind the public about the importance of speaking with your children regarding safety planning for emergency situations and being cautious when approached by people they don't know.