Possible child-luring incident has Kamloops Mounties investigating

Friday’s incident was the second recent suspicious circumstances call involving children

Kamloops Mounties are investigating a possible child luring incident in North Kamloops.

Staff Sgt. Michel Grondin said police received a report on Friday that at about 12:30 p.m., two women in a newer model white Honda sedan with a radio antenna on the rear, and with a white/brown Jack Russell terrier dog in the back seat, approached and spoke to two boy students near Arthur Hatton elementary.

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Grondin said the two young boys were invited to pet the dog.

“The occupants of the vehicle drove away hastily when school staff approach the area,” Grondin said. “The women were strangers to the youths.”

Anybody with information on the incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, quoting Kamloops RCMP file No. 2019-14320.

Friday’s incident was the second recent suspicious circumstances call involving children.

On April 23, at about 8:30 p.m., the driver of a pickup truck stopped beside a 13-year-old girl who was walking near Gleneagles Drive and Skagit Place in Sahali. The driver claimed to be a friend of the girl’s mother. He claimed the girl’s mother had been looking for her and offered her a ride home.

The girl declined.

The girl could not see the driver because of the height of the truck, but noted he had a “gruff smoker’s voice.”

The vehicle is a white Ford four-door pickup truck. It was lifted/jacked up with very shiny chrome-coloured wheels and shiny door handles that were approximately five feet from the ground. The girl also noted the truck has very bright yellow headlights.

Kamloops RCMP wants to hear from residents who live on Gleneagles Drive between Summit Drive and Springhill Drive and have surveillance cameras that show passing vehicles.

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