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Kamloops RCMP investigating after child approached by unknown man in vehicle

April 26, 2019 - 12:31 PM

KAMLOOPS — Police in Kamloops are investigating after a child waiting for his school bus was approached by an unknown man in a vehicle earlier this morning.

Kamloops RCMP say they are looking for more information regarding the suspicious incident that took place around 7:15 a.m., today, April 26, according to a RCMP media release.

Police say a child was waiting at a bus stop on Westsyde Road in the Whispering Pine area when a black four-door car with chrome trim stopped in front of him. The man in the vehicle called out to the child from the driver’s seat and asked the child what time school started and if he wanted to get in.

RCMP say the child returned home instead and the vehicle left southbound on Westsyde Road towards Kamloops. The child told the bus driver what happened and the driver confirmed with other students at his other stops no else experienced anything similar or saw anything.

The driver of the vehicle is described as being an older darker-skinned male with a clean shaven face and he was wearing a green toque and a black jacket.

“At this point we have no reason to believe that this was a targeted incident,” Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Mat Van Laer said in a release. “We are simply glad that both the child and the bus driver did the right thing and we continue to encourage the public to report anything they find suspicious or unusual.”

Anyone with information relating to this incident should contact the Tk’emlups RCMP detachment at 250-314-1800.

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