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Attempted luring of a young boy prompts RCMP warning

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March 02, 2015 - 3:20 PM

KELOWNA - Police are asking for your help to find a man who allegedly attempted to lure a child into his house in Rutland a week ago.

Mounties say the incident happened Feb. 26 at roughly 2:30 p.m. while a 10-year-old Kelowna boy was riding his scooter on the path in the area of Gramiak Road and Mary Court.

"The suspect asked the boy if he wanted to talk and stated his house was down the street," Const. Kris Clark says in a media release. "The boy ignored him and the man asked if they could meet later."

Clark says the man may have been seen in the area of the Springvalley Middle School and Springvalley Elementary School earlier in the day. He was last seen heading east on Saskatoon Road.

A report to RCMP was made the following day, but RCMP only released the information about the case to the public today.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 40 to 50 years old, with a thin build and a mustache. He was wearing a long, navy blue or black jacket, black jeans, a toque, sunglasses and gloves.

Clark says the RCMP would like children to employ the buddy system and stay aware of their surroundings.

Anyone with information can contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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