The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is issuing a public safety warning in relation to an incident that took place in southeast Oakville involving a suspicious male in a vehicle.
Police say at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2021, a female was walking in the area of Morrison Heights Dr. and Linbrook Rd.
According to police, a silver Honda Civic pulled up and the male driver engaged her in conversation from within his vehicle.
The male asked for directions, personal questions and then offered the female a ride, according to police.
Police say when the victim declined, the male driver became verbally aggressive and repeatedly demanded that she get into his car.
The victim then became fearful for her safety and left the area on foot without further incident, according to police.
No physical threat was made by the male driver, and no weapon(s) were observed, police say.
Police say a thorough investigation has been undertaken by the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, including a canvas of the local area, obtaining victim/witness statements and collecting and analyzing CCTV footage.
Through the course of the investigation, descriptions of the male and of the vehicle he was driving at the time were obtained.
Police say the male driver is described as Black, approximately 20-30 years old, with chin-length black braided hair, low-cut facial hair and a tattoo on his right neck/shoulder area running up behind his ear.
The vehicle is described as a newer model of a 4-door silver Honda Civic.
Police are asking that anyone who may have come into contact with the above driver/vehicle contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216.
Additionally, police are appealing to anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the following streets between 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2021, to contact investigators:
- Chartwell Road (south of Cornwall Road to Linbrook Road)
- Linbrook Road (east of Chartwell Road to Morrison Heights Drive)
- Morrison Heights Drive (south of Linbrook Road to Morrison Road)
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
The HRPS encourages residents to report any suspicious vehicle or persons to the non-emergency number at 905-825-4777 and to call 9-1-1 if their personal safety is in jeopardy or if they are experiencing an emergency.