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Second child luring case in less than one week in West Kelowna

December 02, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Less than one week after an 11-year-old girl was the victim of an attempted abduction in West Kelowna, RCMP are once again warning parents about a possible child luring incident.

According to Const. Lesley Smith with the Kelowna RCMP, officers received a report that a 10-year-old girl was offered a ride by a man in a silver vehicle at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

Smith said the girl was walking west on Pritchard Drive near Barona Beach when a lone man drove up beside her and asked if she wanted a ride. The girl declined and ran up the street to her older sister who saw the vehicle quickly drive away.

The man, Smith said, is described as having dark skin and a possible south Asian accent. He has dark hair, bushy eyebrows, a large nose and wears a beard and a moustache. He is about 30-years-old. The make and model of the vehicle are not known.

An 11-year-old girl was the victim of an attempted child abduction on Cougar Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Nov. 27. A man in a vehicle pulled up beside her and pointed to his back seat, encouraging her to get in. She ran home.

The suspect, in that case, is described by RCMP as a man in his mid-40s with a heavier build, tanned, possibly bald with a white-bearded chin and small circular silver glasses.

"Our West Kelowna frontline officers and the General Investigation Section are continuing to investigate both recent suspicious incidents; however, due to the differences in the suspect descriptions given, police do not feel the two incidents are related," Smith said.

Anyone with information about this child luring incident is asked to call West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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