Mounties issue warning about man trying to lure children in Kelowna

Parents asked to be on alert for man prowling streets

  • Mon Mar 2nd, 2015 11:00am
  • News

Police are issuing a warning and asking for public assistance in identifying a suspect after an unknown man allegedly attempted to lure a young boy on Thursday afternoon.

On Feb. 26 at about 2:30 p.m., a 10-year-old Kelowna boy was approached by an unknown male while he was riding his scooter on the path in the vicinity of Gramiak Road and Mary Court, said COnst. Kris Clark in a press release.

“The suspect asked the boy if he wanted to talk and stated his house was just down the street. The boy ignored him and the man asked if they could meet later,” said Clark. “The man is believed to have been seen in the area of the Springvalley Schools earlier that day. He was last seen heading eastbound on Saskatoon Road.”

Police received the report the following day, and their efforts continue in order to identify and locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male;
  • 40-50 years;
  • Thin build;
  • Greying moustache.
  • He was last seen wearing:
  • A long navy blue or black jacket;
  • Black jeans;
  • Toque;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Gloves.

Children are urged to stay aware of their surroundings and to employ the buddy system for their own safety

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP, Cst LANE, 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.