Second possible child luring incident in West Kelowna
RCMP are reminding parents to reinforce the safety principles surrounding stranger danger with their children after police received another report of a possible child luring incident Sunday afternoon in West Kelowna.
On December 1st at approximately 3:05 pm West Kelowna Frontline officers received a report that a 10 year-old female had been offered a ride by a male driving a Silver vehicle. The young girl was walking west bound on Pritchard Drive near Barona Beach when a lone male drove up beside her and asked if she wanted a ride. The young girl declined and ran up the street to her awaiting older sister who witnessed the silver vehicle drive away at a high rate of speed towards Boucherie Road.
The male suspect is described as having dark skin with a possible East Indian accent, dark hair, bushy eyebrows, large nose with a beard and mustache and is approximately 30 years in age. The driver was reportedly wearing grey pants. The vehicle was described as a sliver/grey car, its make and model is not known.
“Our West Kelowna frontline officers and the General Investigation Section are continuing to investigate both recent suspicious incidents, however due to the differences in the suspect descriptions given, police do not feel the two incidents are related.” States Cst. Lesley Smith Kelowna RCMP
The other incident happened Wednesday, November 27th on Cougar Road. An 11-year-old girl was approached by a man driving a blue vehicle. He's described as tanned, possibly bald, approximately in his mid 40's. He has heavier build, white bearded chin and was wearing small circular silver glasses.
Police are reminding the public and their families to stay alert and vigilant while walking in the community. Report any suspicious vehicles or people of interest to your local RCMP at the time of the occurrence.
Anyone with information about this child luring incident is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at (250) 768-2880. If you have information and would like to remain anonymous, please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).