Police responded to the 500 block of Pasqua Street at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Officers learned from a woman that her two boys, 9 and 11, had just returned home, upset, saying someone had just tried to grab the younger boy and take him down the street between 6:30 and 7:15.
It’s believed the incident occurred near a cluster of trees by the railway tracks just southeast of 1st Avenue North.
The boys were playing outdoors when an unknown man approached, grabbed the 9-year-old boy around the waist and tried to pull him away. The boy resisted and started shouting, causing the man to run away.
The victim described the suspect as an Indigenous male with a “crinkled” face. The boy said the man was wearing a red “spring” jacket, black jogging pants and a black baseball hat. The boys did not sustain any serious physical injuries, police said.
“At this time, police have carried out several investigative tasks, but have not yet positively identified the suspect or made any arrests,” the Regina Police Service said in a news release Thursday.
Police are not aware of any other reports of a similar nature.
Police are continuing to investigate.