A Monday afternoon game of hide-and-seek involving four nine-year-old girls ended in a police investigation after a man is alleged to have grabbed one of the children.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., the children were playing near a convenience store in the 500 block of Queensland Dr. S.E. when one of the girls attempted to hide behind the shop. The girl alleges she was approached by a man who grabbed her wrist.

The child screamed and successfully escaped from the man’s grasp.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Approximately 40-years-old
  • Approximately 190 cm (6’3”) tall
  • Bald

At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a black coat, black toque, sweat pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service, 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers.