Suspicious circumstance

Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who approached a girl this afternoon on the way home from school. 

At 4:30 p.m. on March 29, police were advised that on March 8 between 3:05 and 3:15 p.m., a 10-year-old girl was walking home from school on Rosedale Avenue in Halifax when a white man grabbed the ten-year-old by the arm and tried to drag her.  The girl was able to get away from the man and went to a nearby house for help.  The man was last seen running up Rosedale Avenue towards Willett Street.

The man is described as: approximately 5”10” tall, late 20’s wearing all black (black high neck T-shirt, Black hoodie, black sweatpants) black toque with grey stitching and black sport shoes.  The man had brown hair hanging out from under his toque.  The man also had a flower tattoo on the left side of his neck just under his jawline.

Investigators are asking anyone who has any information on this incident, to contact police by calling 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or using the P3 Tips App.