Toronto Police issue public safety alert after a man attempted to lure a 12-year-old girl

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The Toronto Police issued public safety alert earlier today after a man attempted to lure a 12-year-old girl. 
“On Friday, July 9, 2021, at 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for a suspicious incident in the Barrington Avenue and Balfour Avenue area,” the Toronto Police said in a statement. 

The statement further added that a girl under 12 was walking in the area when she was followed by a man in a car who tried to lure her to the car with compliments.  

The young girl feared for her safety and ran home, the Toronto Police said, adding that the man is described as older, with a heavy build. He was driving a newer model black import car.

The investigators have released photographs of a person of interest and his car.

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