Kelowna RCMP want residents on alert for suspicious man

A man who approached three young girls in his two-tone van in a frightening manner has police issuing a warning

  • Jul. 26, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious man and vehicle after he made some disturbing remarks to a group of young girls last weekend.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence Ellis Street at Central Avenue.

Three young girls—aged 11, 13 and 15—were walking and biking on Ellis Street against the chain-link fence along Sutherland Park. As they passed by an older two-tone van that was parked adjacent to the fence, a man opened the door of the vehicle and said “I’m going to steal you.”

The suspect did not attempt to move towards the girls and they left the area unharmed.

The man is described as:

-5’9″ tall with a slim build

-brown eyes


-bald head

-snake tattoo on his upper arm

-varicose veins in his legs

He apparently spoke with an unknown accent and smelled of marihuana.

The van is an older model, two-tone van with red on top and maroon on the bottom and tinted rear windows.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Cst Legault at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Kelowna Capital News