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Kelowna RCMP looking for witnesses to possible child abduction

KELOWNA  – Kelowna RCMP received a report this morning of a set of suspicious circumstances in which a child was reportedly grabbed and placed inside a pickup truck.

Police received the complaint from a child who reported observing another unknown child being yelled at, grabbed and placed inside the pickup, according to an RCMP media release. The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. today, Nov. 23, in the area of Hardie Road and Hemlock Road in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood.

The vehicle was last seen headed west on Hardie Road towards Rutland Road.

“Police are working closely with school officials and have confirmed that all students who attend nearby Rutland Elementary School are accounted for,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “At this time the Kelowna RCMP have not received any reports of any missing children and have deployed all available resources.”

The vehicle involved was described to police as a white pickup truck with black fender flares. The child involved was described as six to nine years of age, and was seen carrying a black backpack.

RCMP are urging any additional witnesses, or anyone with any information, to come forward and speak with police.

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