RCMP seeking answers after man approaches children waiting for bus in Oliver

RCMP seeking answers after man approaches children waiting for bus in Oliver

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Oliver RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident in Oliver where a man reportedly asked three children waiting for a bus if they wanted to see his puppy.

The incident occurred on the morning of Feb. 12 on Harmony Crescent in Oliver.

RCMP said a parent was watching the children who were on the road waiting for their school bus when a man in a grey, four-door car, possibly a 2000-era model year, stopped and spoke to the children.

“The parent hollered at the children and the man drove away,” Sgt. Jason Bayda said in a press release.

The man in question is described as Caucasian, approximately 50 years old with grey hair.

Oliver RCMP are canvassing the neighbourhood and would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this man and vehicle and would also like to speak to anyone who has video surveillance cameras in the area. Police would also like to speak to the man to learn of his intentions.

“Although the matter may have been innocent, out of an abundance of caution we would recommend parents speak to their children about ‘stranger danger,’ and provide them avenues of who they can go to if they ever feel scared or threatened,” Bayda said.

A notice was sent to parents of students at Sen Pok Chin School indicating students reviewed “stranger danger” protocols on Feb. 12.

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Anyone with information about this incident can call the Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

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