Possible kidnapping of young girl thwarted

Police want to speak with two men in dark blue hatchback.

Suspect car in possible kidnapping attempt

Kelowna RCMP are looking for assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle of interest in a suspicious incident Monday afternoon in Kelowna.

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On Nov. 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm, the Kelowna RCMP received a report they believed to be a possible attempt to lure a young girl in the area of Collison Road and Rex Road, in Rutland. It was around 3:30 p.m. when a 12-year-old girl was approached by two men seen driving a newer model dark blue hatchback car.

The driver of the vehicle asked the young girl if she wanted a ride home, to which she replied “no,” and the vehicle drove away. The young girl snapped a photo of the vehicle as it departed the area.

The driver of the vehicle has been described to police as:

• Male approximately 52 years old

• Blond or white hair

• Wearing a white T-shirt, an orange sweat band on his forehead and glasses.

The passenger has been described as:

• Male in his fifties

• White hair

• Wearing glasses.

“RCMP would like to encourage the driver or registered owner of the vehicle to come forward and speak with police,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Georgina Josefsson of 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.

 

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