At approximately 8:00 PM on Sunday, April 15th, a 9-year-old male youth reported that while walking along Sydney Road in Reserve Mines, a black truck – possibly a Ford Ranger – pulled over beside him; the driver turned on the emergency 4-way flashing lights, and asked the boy to enter his truck and help him with something. The boy, who did not know the driver of the vehicle, ran home and reported the incident to his mother and police.
Yesterday evening, April 17th, at approximately 8:00 PM, three youths between the ages of 7 and 14 were walking along West Avenue near Eighth Street in Glace Bay, where they saw a black truck – possibly a Ford Ranger – parked on the side of the road. Both a driver and passenger in the vehicle asked the youth to enter the truck with them, promising candy and money. The youth, who did not know the individuals in the truck, ran home and reported the incident to a parent and police.
In both instances, police made several patrols of the immediate areas, with no success in locating the vehicle in question. Police remind youth not to accept rides from unknown drivers, and ask anyone with further information about these incidents or the vehicle in question, or who witness similar suspicious activity, to please contact them at 563-5151 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 562-8477 or online at www.capebretoncrimestoppers.ca.