Police are investigating after a child was reportedly approached by a stranger in east Oshawa over the weekend.
It is alleged that the man tried to lure the child into his vehicle during the incident, which took place on Saturday, Jan.
The man left the area when the nine-year-old girl started screaming, police said.
Police said the suspect, a man in his forties who is about five feet tall and slim, was driving a white van in the area when it stopped and approached the girl. The man spoke to the girl briefly before she was alerted and screamed, the police said.
The unshaven man is described as having messy gray or light hair, yellowish teeth, and a gold tooth. Police said he could have a scar on his face.
Police are calling on witnesses, including those with surveillance camera footage, to contact 905-579-1520 ext. 1611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.