Suspicious person case concluded without charges

Lethbridge Police have concluded a suspicious person case without charges.

On June 18, 2019 police issued a media release seeking public assistance to identify a male in a vehicle who approached a 14-year-old girl near Stan Siwik Pool and invited her to lunch. Following the release, police received information and the subject was identified. The 32-year-old male was cooperative, attended the police station and admitted to having contact with the girl, but believed she was over 18.

As no criminal offence occurred, the male was released without charges.

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PREVIOUSLY RELEASED JUNE 18, 2019:

Police investigating incident where teen girl was approached by a male in a vehicle

Lethbridge Police are investigating after a teenaged girl was approached by an unknown male and invited to accompany him to lunch.

On June 16, 2019 at approximately 1 p.m. police responded to a report that a 14-year-old girl had been approached by an unknown male in a vehicle in front of Stan Siwik Pool. The male drove up to the girl and engaged her in conversation, asking multiple times if she wanted to go for lunch. The girl declined every invitation and when she advised her parents were on the way, the male left the area driving westbound along 15 Avenue North.

The suspect is descried as a black male, 30 to 40 years old, bald and wearing dark clothing. He was driving an older model black, Honda Civic.

Anyone who was in the area and may have observed the male or has information is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.p3tips.com.