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'Suspicious male' offers candy and ride to child in Whistler: RCMP

Last Updated Jan 7, 2020 at 8:58 am PDT

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Summary

Whistler RCMP reminding parents to speak to their kids about strangers after man may have tried to lure child on Sunday

The child was approached while at a bus stop at the intersection of Balsam Way and Lorimer Road around 1:00 p.m. 

Police describe the suspect as between 50 and 60 years old, with shaggy grey hair, and the car is a blue sedan

WHISTLER (NEWS 1130) — Mounties are looking for a man who they say tried to lure a nine-year-old child into his car with candy Sunday.

The child was approached while at a bus stop at the intersection of Balsam Way and Lorimer Road around 1:00 p.m.

“A male in a blue vehicle stopped and asked the child if he would like some candy,” says a release from Whistler RCMP. “The driver advised that the candy was in the back of the vehicle and offered to drive the child anywhere he wanted to go. The child did the right thing and told the male ‘no’ and walked away.”

Police describe the suspect as between 50 and 60 years old, with shaggy grey hair. The car described as a blue sedan.

The investigation is ongoing and police are looking for witnesses.

They are also asking anyone who knows of any similar incidents to contact them at 604-932-3044.