Young boys report stranger danger in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS — Two young boys were offered a ride home by a unknown male yesterday afternoon, prompting a warning from RCMP for parents to review stranger awareness with their children.

Police say two six-year-old boys were walking on the north side of the Parkcrest Elementary School grounds near Edgemount Avenue Wednesday when a man in a blue truck with white canopy offered them a ride home.

The boys declined and immediately went home and told their parents. The man in the truck had no further contact with the children.

The male is described as an older Caucasian with gray facial hair. The canopy had a 4X4 sticker on it.

The School District has also been notified and parents are encouraged to review stranger awareness principles with their children. Anyone with information about the described truck is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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