Kamloops RCMP investigating suspicious driver asking student to get in vehicle

A student waiting for school bus knew better when asked if they needed a ride to school

A local Kamloops student made the right call after a suspicious request from an unknown driver.

Early on April 26, police received reports that a student was approached while waiting for the school bus by a lone man in a black car. The child returned home after declining the man’s offer to give them a ride.

The student then informed the bus driver what happened.

“At this point, we have no reasons to believe that this was a targeted incident” said Staff Sergeant Mat Van Laer, from the Kamloops RCMP. “We are simply glad that both the child and the bus driver did the right thing, and we continue to encourage the public to report anything they find suspicious or unusual.”

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The driver was described as an older, darker-skinned, clean-shaven male. He was wearing a green toque and a black jacket and was reported heading southbound on Westsyde Road towards Kamloops after the suspicious activity. The black car was reported to have four doors and chrome trim.

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Contact RCMP at 250-314-1800 with any additional information, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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