Two incidents of men approaching boys in the Hart

Police are investigating two suspicious incidents that occurred in the Hart over the past four days.
Just after 8 a.m. on Monday, June 1, the Prince George RCMP received a report of two suspicious-looking people near a school bus stop on Louis Drive.
A nine-year-old boy was approached by two men, who left the area in a white, older model cargo van with no rear windows and rusty rims. The men told the boy that their keys were broken and they needed his help. The boy immediately ran to a safe location and the men left. Investigators would like to identify and speak to these men. They are described as:
 
Man #1
  • 30 years old
  • Caucasian
  • 6’0″ tall
  • Short blonde hair
  • Long blonde beard/goatee
  • Small nose
  • Wearing a grey ball cap and blue hoodie
Man #2
  • Appeared Indigenous
  • 5’10” tall
  • Long black hair in braids
  • Average build
  • Big ears, big nose, and round face
  • Wearing a blue t-shirt
At 10 a.m. on June 5, the Prince George RCMP received a report that a man had attempted to get two teenaged boys into his van by asking them for help finding his keys inside the vehicle. This incident was reported to have happened outside Heather Park Elementary School. The two teenaged boys, who were not believed to be students at the school, were seen running away and the van also left the area. The van was described as white in colour, with something brown covering the windows. The man was described as follows:
 
  • Shoulder-length brown hair
  • Beard
  • Deep, loud voice
  • Wearing a green and red plaid shirt
 
The Prince George RCMP are currently investigating both incidents and would like to speak to the two teenaged boys involved in the June 5 incident. At this time, police would also like to remind the adult public that it is not appropriate to approach school aged children not known to you.
If you have any information about these person(s) or who they might be, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.