Armstrong RCMP are investigating a suspicious occurrence that took place near the Armstrong Elementary School.
Shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, RCMP received a report of an unknown suspicious man who attempted to speak to two young girls while walking home from school. The encounter occurred near the 3000 block of Pleasant Valley Road.
“Police have been told that a man stopped his vehicle next to the youth and spoke to the girls,” said RCMP spokesperson Kelly Brett. “The youth didn’t respond to the male and quickly walked away, with the suspect vehicle driving toward the highway.
“The youth did the absolute right thing by not engaging the male and quickly walking away together.”
Brett said RCMP are issuing an advisory “out of an abundance of caution,” and praise the youth for taking note of the vehicle and man’s descriptors.
“We have received no further complaints in relation to this and believe it is an isolated incident,” said Brett.
The suspicious man was described to police as:
• Older male, approximately in his 50s;
• Darker coloured skin;
• Had a moustache.
The suspicious vehicle was described to police as older model vehicle, gold/brown in colour with rust above the tires.
Investigators would like to speak with the driver of the vehicle. If you were the driver who stopped and spoke with these youth you are asked to contact the Armstrong RCMP at 250-546-3028.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Armstrong RCMP at 250-546-3028. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.