Toronto police investigating reported stalking of 12-year-old girl

Police said their investigation began on Aug. 21. File / Global News

Toronto police have issued a public safety alert as officers say they’re investigating the stalking of a 12-year-old girl.

In a news release issued Friday, police said they began investigating on Aug. 21 after the girl was walking in the area of Laird and Eglinton avenues when a man driving a silver or grey Jeep Cherokee slowly passed her in his vehicle.

Police said the man drove ahead, made a U-turn, and followed her as she walked “for several blocks.”

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Officers said since that incident, the girl has been followed several times on different days by the “same car/driver.”

Police have stepped up patrols in the area.

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Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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