RCMP warn of possible attempted child luring incident near Pritchard

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PRITCHARD - Police in Chase are warning the public after a potential attempted child luring incident near Pritchard.

Chase RCMP Cpl. Scott Linklater says in a news release police received a report of a suspicious incident yesterday afternoon, Feb. 15. 

At approximately 3:30 p.m., a 14-year-old girl exited a school bus and was allegedly approached by a man driving a maroon coloured four-door car with a black hood in the Martin Prairie Road area near Pritchard.

Linklater says the girl reported the man spoke to her, telling her he was there to pick her up. She declined the ride and the man allegedly forcefully told her to get in the vehicle. She ran to a nearby residence and the man left the area.

The suspect is described as approximately 40 years old, Caucasian, with a balding hairline, dark-coloured hair on the sides of his head with sideburns extending to his moustache and a goatee.

Linklater says police are still investigating, and looking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.

Anyone with any information about this investigation is asked to call Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Go here for the RCMP's safety tips for children.

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