Police seek witnesses and video in attempted child-luring investigation

Coquitlam, Information Wanted

2023-05-17 07:44 PDT

File # 2023-11886

Coquitlam RCMP are appealing to the public for additional witnesses and video in identifying the suspects who attempted to lure a child into their vehicle as the child walked home from school.

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 3:21 p.m. Coquitlam Frontline officers responded to a report of an attempted child luring in the area of Robson Drive and Purcell Drive in Coquitlam. While a 10-year-old girl was walking home from Panorama Heights Elementary school located at 1455 Johnson Street in Coquitlam, they were approached by two unknown adult females in a vehicle. The suspects asked the girl to get into the vehicle for treats.

The girl ran away to a nearby Coquitlam City Bylaw officer for assistance.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene.

We applaud this girl who immediately found a trusted adult for assistance and contacted Police, said Corporal Alexa Hodgins from the Coquitlam RCMP. We would like to thank the Coquitlam City Bylaw officer for providing quick assistance and safety during this concerning incident.

The suspect females can be described as middle-aged with one of the females having ginger-coloured hair.

The vehicle can be described as a 4-door grey sedan with scratches along the passenger side.

Coquitlam RCMP have engaged with the Coquitlam School District.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, have video or may have seen a 4-door grey sedan in the area of Hockaday Street and Robson Drive in Coquitlam on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to contact Police, said Corporal Alexa Hodgins.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have additional information to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2023-11886.

Released by

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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