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  Teen Approached by Suspicious Person on Path in Clarington

Nov 20, 2017 11:54 ET

Police are investigating after a 13-year-old female was approached by a suspicious person while walking to school last week.

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at approximately 8:55 a.m., the victim was walking southbound on a path behind Harold Longworth Public School when she was approached by a masked male. He grabbed her shoulder and attempted to stop her from passing. She was able to pull free and ran along the path to school.

Police are looking to identify the suspicious male. He is described as male, black, approximately 5' 7" to 5' 10" tall with a slim to medium build. He was wearing a black balaclava over his face, dark pants and a black windbreaker-style jacket.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Whelan of East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1613.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.