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The West Kelowna RCMP are investigating a third report of a suspicious incident where a male youth was asked to enter a vehicle.
On Monday evening at about 6 pm, officers received a report that a 15 year-old youth had been asked by a male if he wanted to get in his van.
The youth was in a parking lot in the 1700 block of Ross Road in West Kelowna when a male driving a newer red mini van drove up to him.
The youth, unable to hear the driver, approached the van and the male then asked if he wanted to get in the vehicle. The youth declined and the driver left the area.
“The male driver is described as being Caucasian, in his 30s with a full beard and no mustache,” said the RCMP. “He was wearing a black baseball hat and driving a newer red boxy-style mini van.”
“West Kelowna RCMP would like to speak with this male in hopes to clarify what events transpired,” States Cst. Lesley Smith, Kelowna RCMP “At this point in the investigation our officers are unable to confirm if this interaction was related to other recent reports and therefore we will continue to assess all evidentiary avenues.”
In light of the recent number of concerning reports involving suspicious vehicles and possible child luring, the RCMP is reminding parents and youth to be extremely cautious of their surroundings and to remember these personal safety tips.
When you are out alone, be prepared for anything that may put you at risk.
When walking, jogging, biking alone
Don’t overburden yourself with heavy parcels or a bulky purse
When travelling at night
What to do
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