Police looking for man allegedly lurking around Central Okanagan schools

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in an ongoing police investigation.

  • Oct. 24, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Photograph 1: passenger side view of vehicle associated to person of interest; Photograph 2: front end view of vehicle associated to person of interest; Photograph 3: person of interest walking

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in an ongoing police investigation.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report Oct. 20,  at 9:17 a.m., of  an unknown man associated to a white or beige coloured Mercedes 4-door sedan, reportedly attended multiple schools in the Kelowna area.

“RCMP have spoken with students and staff and believe that the man was searching for a student,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“At this time it is unclear what the man’s intentions were, however RCMP and officials with the Central Okanagan School District are taking the matter seriously.”

Police are seeking the public’s assistance, with the release of still images obtained from video surveillance footage, which they hope will aid in identifying the person of interest or his vehicle.

Description of person of interest:

  • Caucasian male
  • 18 to 21 years
  • 5 -foot-10
  • 190 lbs
  • short brown hair
  • facial stubble
  • wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, black shoes and a camouflage baseball cap

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Georgina Josefsson, School Liaison Officer (SLO), of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or 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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