Winnipeg man charged with abducting 5-year-old

Winnipeg Police Service

As previously released, on Aug. 17, 2014, shortly after 1:30 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received the report of a suspicious male in the area of Central Park.

Officers met with the complainant who advised that at approximately 12:30 p.m. she and her five-year-old son had been at the park. It was at this time that an unknown male attempted to lure her son away. A lifeguard intervened and the male left the area. Her son was not injured.

The male was described as: black, approximately 25 years of age, 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7 with a slim build. He was wearing red hooded jacket, green shorts, gold necklace and was carrying a green and black Thomas Engine backpack.

The investigation continued by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit and a suspect was identified.

On Aug. 19, 2014, investigators located and arrested the 23-year-old suspect without incident.

Tyrone Olawemi Abdul Tijani-Mazur of Winnipeg has been charged with the following offences due to his alleged involvement:

• Abduction of Person Under Fourteen Years of Age
• Possession of a Scheduled Substance – Cannabis Resin
• Fail to Comply with Probation Order
• Fail to Comply Condition Undertaking by Officer in Charge

He was remanded into custody.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to thank members of the public and media for their assistance in this matter.

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