March 15, 2019 4:44 pm

Guelph police issue warning after 3 similar suspicious incidents

Guelph police have issued a public safety warning after three suspicious incidents involving men with similar descriptions.

Global News / File

Guelph police are warning residents after three recent suspicious incidents that involved a man with the same description.

In two cases, police said a male driver attempted to convince a person to get into his car.

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The first was reported by a woman on Saturday night on the University of Guelph campus, and the second was reported by a man on Wednesday afternoon in the area of Willow Road and Highway 6.

The third incident happened on Thursday at 5 p.m. when a teenage girl reported she was being followed on foot in the area of Goodwin Drive.

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Police said it’s not known if all three are related, but in each case the person was described as a 30 to 50-year-old East Indian man with an average build, black short hair and some facial hair.

Police said the car at the university was described as an older-model, four-door vehicle, possibly a red or burgundy Honda Civic.

An older, white Dodge Caravan was reported to be the vehicle in the second incident.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Guelph police at 519-824-1212 ext. 7363. Anonymous information can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police are reminding residents involved in a similar situation to walk away, not talk with the person and call police once they are in a safe place.

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