Kelowna, BC: RCMP are reminding parents to reinforce the basic safety principles surrounding stranger danger with their children after police receive a reported of a possible attempted abduction Monday afternoon.
On November 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm, the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a possible attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl from the area of Gordon Drive and Raymer Road. Police have learned that the teenage girl had been waiting in the area when she was approached by a man seen driving a cream coloured SUV or Crossover style vehicle.
The youth reported that the man spoke to her through the passenger side window of his vehicle and offered her a ride. The man told the teen he had balloons and when she did not reply or respond to him, he drove away. The suspect vehicle was last seen turning northbound onto Gordon Drive.
“The investigation into this incident continues,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Kelowna RCMP School Liaison Officers (SLO) have been engaged and police have been in contact with Central Okanagan School District officials,” adds Cpl. O’Donaghey.
“RCMP urge anyone who had been in the area of Raymer Road and Gordon Drive around 3:30 pm and may have witnessed this interaction take place to call police,” O’Donaghey adds.
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Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
File # 2016-66891