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(UPDATE: Sept. 29 @ 9:45 am) - Police say they are no longer investigating a possible child-luring incident in Summerland.
After releasing details to the public on Monday, the RCMP received several calls from the public that helped identify three red trucks with green canopies.
"After investigation, these vehicles and their owners have been cleared and are no longer under suspicion," said an RCMP release.
"The police appreciate the public's help but are no longer seeking further assistance on this issue."
Despite this outcome, the RCMP is emphasizing the need for parents to remind their children about the dangers of talking to strangers.
(Original story: Sept. 25 @ 6:45 am) - Police in Summerland are investigating a possible child-luring incident that happened before school last week.
The RCMP says it was informed on Thursday about the incident that happened between 8-8:30 am on Wednesday as a 10-year-old girl was walking to Giants Head Elementary.
She told her parents she was approached by an unknown man driving along Kelly Avenue who asked her if she wanted a ride to school.
“The girl immediately ran in the opposite direction,” explained an RCMP release. “The man did not continue his interaction, or follow the girl.”
Police said the man, who was smoking a cigarette at the time, was Caucasian and around 40 years of age. They noted he was “scruffy looking” and had short brown hair.
He was reportedly driving an older model red truck, which was not in good condition and had a green canopy.
The Summerland RCMP wanted to notify the public of the concerning incident as Mounties continue their investigation.
Anyone with information on the man, vehicle or any similar incidents is urged to contact the Summerland RCMP at 250-494-7416.