Suspect sketch provided after two separate child abduction complaints in Russell last month

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RUSSELL — Two separate complaints were made to Russell County OPP last month about a suspicious male attempting to pick up a child from a local daycare and a suspicious vehicle which followed a child biking in Russell.

The first incident occurred on Tuesday, September 4, around 5:00 p.m. A male attended a local daycare and pretended he wanted to pick up a child but could only provide a first name. The staff confirmed with parents that no one was supposed to pick up their child.

The suspect was described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Approx. 5’9″
  • 35-40 years old
  • English speaking with no accent
  • Tattoos on both arms
  • Well built
  • Facial hair (approx. 1 week of growth)
  • Wearing plaid t-shirt

The second incident occurred on Wednesday, September 5, around. 2:30 p.m. An unknown person driving an older black car slowed down and followed a child biking on Concession Street and Craig St. in Russell. The windows and windshield were tinted so assistance is being sought from the public in helping to identify the vehicle with the following description:

The vehicle is described as:

  • Older black car (size between a Honda Civic and Nissan Maxima)
  • With tinted windows and windshield
  • Dark rims
  • Unknown marker
  • Rust above from plate

It is unknown if the two incidents are connected. If you can assist to identify the male or the vehicle or have any information regarding these events please contact Detective Constable Michael Cunning (michael.cunning@opp.ca) or 613-443-4499 or toll free at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call 9-1-1.  

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