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UPDATE: Suspicious incident turned out to be misunderstanding

UPDATE: Investigators have identified the driver of the tan coloured vehicle mentioned in an earlier media release.

Thankfully, the driver of the vehicle knows the youth but in this instance, the youth did not recognize the familiar face out of context.

The Prince George RCMP are looking for witnesses to an incident that occurred near an elementary school Monday.

Police received a report that between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. a young child was walking home from school in the 300 block of Wilson Crescent. The youth reports that a tan coloured vehicle with tinted windows approached him and the male driver attempted to get the youth into his vehicle.

The youth states an older student called out to him and offered to walk the youth home; as the older student approached, the vehicle drove away.

“Investigators are asking that anyone who noticed a vehicle matching that description to contact the detachment with their information,” said  Const. Jennifer Cooper. “Additionally, residents in that area who have video surveillance watching the street should check their recordings for images of this vehicle or incident. Police would like to speak with the driver of the vehicle and encourage them to self-identify.”

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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