Mounties are warning the public to be on the lookout for a dented white van after a suspicious incident earlier this week.
Police say a boy was walking home from Vedder middle school down Balmoral Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Feb. 19 when a van approached. The male driver asked the boy if he wanted a ride. The youth did not respond and continued to walk. The van, meanwhile, drove off.
The vehicle is described by RCMP as an "older white minivan with dents and scratches on it."
A window was missing from the rear sliding door area. The driver was described as white, with brown greasy shaggy hair. He had a very deep voice.
"We always want to make the public aware of cases like this when children have been asked to get into a vehicle," RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said in a press release. "We would like parents and teachers to remind kids to never get into a vehicle with someone they don't know and always tell an adult if you have been approached."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.