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Police say more children stopped by motorist in Kelowna

March 26, 2021 - 11:21 AM

The Kelowna RCMP is now investigating a second case of a man attempting to lure children in his vehicle.

The incident took place March 22, when at roughly 3:45 p.m. a man approached four young girls on Forest Edge Road in Kelowna and asked them if they wanted to get into his vehicle. The girls said no and ran to a relative's house.

According to a Kelowna RCMP media release, police are trying to obtain a description of the man and the vehicle, but little details are known at this time.

"The children did everything right in this situation. This incident is concerning, and we are working diligently to determine more information and identify the driver involved in this report," Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in the release. "In general, please remember that you should never attempt to interact with, or pick up, children that you don’t know. If you are concerned for a child in the community, please call the police in your jurisdiction immediately and we will follow up and ensure their safety."

A similar was also reported to Kelowna RCMP that took place on the same day.

Kelowna RCMP report that a man approached two boys on Arbor View Drive in Kelowna in his vehicle at roughly 1:30 p.m., March 22 and asked them if they wanted to get into his vehicle. The boys said no, and the man drove away but was seen by them several times again around that time.

The RCMP would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or lives in the area and has surveillance video. Anyone with any information should call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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