RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) — Richmond RCMP are still searching for a man who may have tried to lure a boy.
Mounties say a boy was walking to school Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and was offered candy by the man near Daniel Woodward Elementary.
The boy didn’t respond to the man in the white van and rushed to the school, where he told teachers who called the police.
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“This boy did exactly what he should have. He stayed away from the vehicle, got himself to a safe place, and reported it,” Cpl. Adriana Peralta says in a release. “We want to remind parents of the importance of talking to your children about strangers.”
The man is described as white, about 20-years-old, with long dirty blonde hair. He also had a scar on the left side of his face and a pimple on his forehead. He was wearing a black t-shirt.
The vehicle is described as a White Econoline Van, early 2000s, with windows on all sides.
Anyone who may have witnessed or recognize this vehicle is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2020-33014. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).