Second attempted child abduction in West Kelowna in past week

Second attempted child abduction in West Kelowna in past week

A man driving a silver vehicle attempted to lure a 10-year-old girl into his vehicle on Sunday

Parents in West Kelowna will be keeping a closer eye on their kids after another report of a possible child luring incident, occured Sunday afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m., West Kelowna RCMP were told that a 10-year-old girl had been offered a ride by a man driving a silver vehicle. According to the RCMP, the young girl was walking westbound on Pritchard Drive near Barona Beach when a man drove up beside her and asked if she wanted a ride.

The young girl refused the ride and ran up the street into the arms of her awaiting older sister who witnessed the man drive away at a high speed towards Boucherie Road.

READ MORE: West Kelowna teacher charged with luring, sexual exploitation may plead in January

According to RCMP the suspect is described as:

  • having dark skin with a possible east Indian accent
  • dark hair
  • bushy eyebrows
  • large nose with a beard and mustache
  • approximately 30 years of age.

The man was reportedly wearing grey pants at the tiem of the incident. The make of the vehicle is unknown but it is described as being a silver/grey car.

“Our officers continue to investigate both recent suspicious incidents, however due to the differences in the suspect descriptions given, police do not feel the two incidents are related,” said Cst. Lesley Smith.

This incident comes after an 11-year-old girl was approached by a man along Cougar Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

That suspect is described as:

  • tanned
  • possibly bald
  • around 40-years-old
  • heavier build
  • white-bearded chin and wearing small circular glasses.

READ MORE: West Kelowna RCMP looking for suspect involved in attempted child-abduction

Police are reminding the public and their families to stay alert and vigilant while out in the community.

Community members are encouraged to report suspicious vehicles or people of interest to your local RCMP at the time of the occurrence.

Anyone with information about this child luring incident is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at (250) 768-2880. If you have information and would like to remain anonymous, please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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