VERNON — RCMP are asking for public assistance to locate a male driver who reportedly offered two children a ride home in Armstrong.
Police are treating it as a possible child luring incident.
Two middle school students were asked if they wanted a ride home while walking along Otter Lake Road, near the MacDonald Road intersection, Wednesday around 4 pm.
The driver is described as an older Caucasian male with grey hair and sunglasses, wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans, driving a white older model pickup truck.
Police conducted patrols of the area and the community but were unable to locate the vehicle or male in question.
“Our investigators are aware of the recent reports of similar incidents and are examining all of the information and continue to seek the public’s assistance,” says Cst. Kelly Brett. “Our communities should be mindful of these incidents and we ask that anything felt to be suspicious in nature be reported to the police right away.”
RCMP is asking the male driver to contact the Armstrong RCMP detachment in order to clarify his actions and hopefully shed some light on the reported incident.
“The children’s actions in this situation are commended as they declined to speak to the male, however RCMP are reminding parents to discuss personal awareness and safety strategies with their children,” adds Brett.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Armstrong RCMP at 250-546-3028. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.
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