Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are investigating a report of a suspicious incident of possible child luring in Armstrong.
Police were called March 30th about an incident involving an 11 year old girl in the Wolfenden Terrace area.
Police say a young girl was walking in the area about 4:30 p.m.when she says she was approached by a man driving a white pickup truck.
The girl told police the male driver spoke to her and asked if she was lost and needed a ride home.
She said no and said the driver then pulled up beside her and again offered her a ride asking where she lived.
The girl said the truck left the area south on Patterson Avenue after the girl met up with her friend who lives in the area.
The man is described as approximately between 40 and 60 years of age, Caucasian with brown hair and a tuft of hair under his chin, wearing a camouflage jacket.
The vehicle is described as an older model white pickup with a black stripe on the side.
Police would like the man to contact the Armstrong RCMP detachment in order to clarify his actions and hopefully shed some light on this reported incident.
RCMP constable Kelly Brett says “It is important to have ongoing conversations with children and teens about staying safe when they are away from home and the RCMP are reminding parents to reinforce the basic safety principals surrounding “street proofing” their children. Be honest with your kids and have a conversation about some of the things that would be useful for police when conducting an investigation of this nature. For example remembering a license plate number, even if just one or two letters and or any distinguishing markings on the vehicle that may have stood out.”
Anyone with any information in regards to this incident 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.