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Kelowna teen reports strange encounter with a man in a white van

April 07, 2021 - 1:26 PM

Mounties are asking witnesses who may have seen a strange Tuesday afternoon interaction to come forward.

A 14-year-old girl was waiting alone April 6 at approximately 1:30 p.m., at a bus stop in the 700-block of Rutland Road in Kelowna when an unknown man in a white van pulled up and began talking to her.

“The yet-to-be-identified man attempted to sell the teen an item and when she had refused several times, he drove away,” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP said in a press release. “The individual was reportedly driving an older white van with a broken rear window. According to the teen, a woman was seated in the vehicle’s front passenger seat.”

The teen described the man as a Caucasian, with a tanned complexion, short dark hair, who had missing and broken teeth

The vehicle was last seen southbound on Rutland Road North.

RCMP is requesting anyone who witnessed this incident or can identify this vehicle, or who may have surveillance or dash cam video of the interaction to come forward. Call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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