Suspicious man reported at children’s event

Police warn that a potential sex offender was seen acting strangely at a children’s crafts event near Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue.

Police believe the man may have shown the same suspicious behaviour at other events involving children.

The unknown man arrived at the arts and crafts event around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Police report that he watched the children intently, and behaved strangely while trying to interact with them.

The man is described as white, 65 to 75 years old, about 5’4 tall and 150 lbs. He is bald, has some facial hair, and a long thin face.

The man was last seen wearing a dark blue polo shirt with reflective patches and dark khaki pants. His shirt was tucked in, showing a distinctive silver belt buckle with a letter ‘A’ on it. He also wore a large silver ring on his right hand.

Anyone with information is asked to phone 55 Division police at 416-808-5500, or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Tips can also be sent online at, by texting TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637), or by leaving a tip on the 55 Division Facebook page.

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