Kitimat RCMP investigate report of girl offered a ride by a stranger

John Crawford
09/14/2020

Kitimat RCMP are investigating what they're calling a suspicious incident, in which an 11-year-old girl was reportedly offered a ride by a stranger last week.
 
Police say the girl was walking home from school in the Kildala area of Kitimat at 12:15 Thursday afternoon, when an older man driving a black S-U-V, possibly a Chevrolet, stopped and offered her a ride home.
 
The girl said no, and the vehicle drove off without any further interaction.
 
The driver of the SUV is described as an older Caucasian man with white hair, no facial hair and no glasses.
 
If you can help police identify the person, contact Kitimat RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
 
Staff Sergeant Graham Morgan is also reminding everyone out walking alone to stay alert and be aware of their surroundings.  


=== RCMP NEWS RELEASE === 

September 14 2020
 
File Number: 2020 – 2086
 
Kitimat RCMP
 

Suspicious occurrence … police hope to identify the driver of the vehicle involved

 
On Thursday, September 10th 2020 at 8:20 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a suspicious incident.
 
An 11-year-old female was walking home from school in the Kildala area of Kitimat at 12:15 pm when a vehicle, driven by an older man stopped and offered her a ride home. She said no and the suspect drove off without any other interaction.
 
The suspect was described as an older Caucasian male with white hair, no facial hair and no glasses.  He was driving a black SUV possibly a Chevrolet; however, no license plate was obtained.
 
When you are out alone keep your head up, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings said S/Sgt Graham Morgan, NCO i/c Kitimat RCMP. We encourage the public to report any suspicious incidents to the police.
 
If you have any information about this, please contact the Kitimat RCMP at (250) 632-7111or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.
 

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