Tips on suspicious Grindrod incident sought

Was he really at the Grindrod property to inquire about horses?

Or was the suspicious looking man possibly casing it?

Enderby RCMP received a call last week from a horse owner in the Grindrod area about a person they felt was suspicious.

The owners of the property were away at the time, and a friend was the only person still at the site.

“She told police that at about 11 a.m. a man approached her saying he was from Chilliwack, and what seems strange is he started inquiring about breeding horses,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The friend told the man the owners weren’t home, but he returned at about 2:30 p.m. The property owners still had not returned. The friend and the man again spoke and he left shortly after the conversation.

The man is described as approximately 55 years old, five-foot-six with a French accent. He was medium build with receding brown hair, brown eyes and was not cleanly shaven. He was wearing tan cargo pants.

He was driving a dark-coloured minivan, though the make and model are unknown – perhaps an early 90s model – with a chrome bumper and grill. The licence plate number of the van was not obtained.

“The owners and the caller are concerned that this person could be casing properties that have horses in the North Okanagan,” said Molendyk.

The police are asking anyone who may have encountered this individual to please contact the Enderby detachment at 250-838-6818 in hopes of identifying this person, and finding out what he is doing in the area.


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