Man said to have grabbed teen girl in East End sought by Hamilton Police

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Published March 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm

Hamilton Police would like to identify a man who they say ‘demonstrated unusual behaviour’ while interacting with a 15-year-old girl in the city’s East End.

Hamilton Police would like to identify a man who they say ‘demonstrated unusual behaviour’ while interacting with a 15-year-old girl in the city’s East End.

On March 19, shortly before 9:30 p.m., police said a 15-year-old girl was walking on the sidewalk near the Queenston Traffic Circle when a man approached her and asked to be “friends” and grabbed her hand.

The girl yelled, which caused the man to flee.

On the following night, shortly before 10:19 p.m., the same girl was walking in the area of Main Street East and Strathearne when the same man approached her again, police said.

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The girl walked away after a brief verbal exchange occurred but the man continued to follow at a quick pace, grabbing her hip area.

The victim activated a personal alarm that caused the suspect to flee westbound on Main Street East towards Strathearne.

The man is described as:
Early twenties
Short black hair
Plaid coat (possibly blue), hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap
Dark coloured track pants with white stripes and the word “CANADA” on the left leg

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact Det. Const. Sam Khalil at 905-546-2933 or Division 20 Detective Sergeant Ben Thibodeau at 905-546-2907.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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