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West Kelowna girl followed by stranger in van while walking home from school

January 07, 2021 - 2:01 PM

West Kelowna RCMP are investigating after a 12-year-old girl was followed by a stranger in a van this week.

This is the second incident of this nature reported to the RCMP in the Central Okanagan in recent days, the first student was approached by a man in a black van while walking home from a Rutland elementary school, Jan 4.

On Jan. 5, at approximately 3:40 p.m., a 12-year-old girl was walking home from Glenrosa Middle School on Country Pines Way in West Kelowna when she noticed a vehicle which was travelling behind her at a slow pace. The girl became concerned and ran home, according to the RCMP in a media release.

READ MORE: Child offered ride by stranger near Kelowna elementary school

The van was described as a white, larger passenger van and the driver was a middle-aged man with a round face and greying brown hair.

“We are actively investigating this incident,” says staff Sgt. Duncan Dixon of the West Kelowna RCMP, in the press release. “The intentions of the driver are not known, but we are cautioning the public to be vigilant.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online here.

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