Driver tries to entice Hamilton boy into truck; police seek security footage


Published May 4, 2022 at 5:51 pm

Police say a man in Hamilton tried to entice a 13-year-old boy into his car yesterday morning.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspicious vehicle that was in the area of Dover Drive and Nash Road South. Shortly after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, a boy was approached by a male in his vehicle. The Hamilton Police Service is sasking residents who live in the Dover Drive area to review any exterior surveillance camera footage from between 7:40 and 8:50 a.m. on May 3 for a black pick-up truck.

The HPS says the driver pulled the vehicle over and stopped near the youth. The driver exited his vehicle and spoke directly to the youth in an attempt to entice him into the vehicle. The youth walked away.

The driver got back into his vehicle, drove westbound on Dover Dr., then northbound on Nash Rd. S.. They were last seen driving westbound on Queenston Road. No physical contact was initiated during the incident and no one was physically injured.

The suspicious vehicle is described as a black two-door pickup truck, possibly a GMC. It had tinted windows and a tonneau cover over the truck bed.

The suspect is described as a white man with tanned skin who is estimated to be between 40 and 50 years old. He had very short brown hair on the top, with grey and white on the sides. He was wearing a black T-shirt with red and green bulls on it, a black jacket and black pants. A media release from Hamilton Police Service indicated that the person of interest, “Possibly spoke with an accent.”

The incident is the second this week that has prompted HPS to ask residents to review security footage. The police are investigating a suspicious vehicle that was in the area of Ottawa Street South and Montclair Avenue on Monday. A 14-year-old girl was approached by by a man in a black four-door sedan. The man is described as being in his early 20s with blond hair and a clean-shaven appearance.

Police are asking citizens who live in the area of Ottawa St. S. between King St. East and Sherbrooke St. to review any exterior surveillance camera footage for the suspect vehicle described. They are looking for footage from that area from between 7:40 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. on May 2.

Anyone has any information that could assist with one, or both, of these investigation should contact the Division 2 Detective Sergeant at 905-546-2907 or the Division 2 Patrol Staff Sergeant at 905-546-2963.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or

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