RCMP offer street-proofing tips, following suspicious occurrence

Kamloops City

2021-02-24 12:52 PST

File # 2021-5352

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is sharing some important street-proofing tips with the community after a student reported possibly being followed.

On February 19 around 3:20 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a suspicious person near a school on the 900-block of Southill Street. A student was walking home when she noticed a man who appeared to be following her. She returned to her school, running, and eventually lost sight of the man.

The man was described as Caucasian, medium build, six-feet tall, with a grey beard to his chest, wearing a red jacket and green checkered cap. No other reports were received.

This is a great example of a student who was alert, aware of her surroundings, and did the right thing by going back to her school and finding a trusted adult to help, said Corporal Dana Napier, of the Kamloops RCMP Crime Prevention Unit.

While incidents of child abduction are rare, it never hurts to reinforce basic safety principals with your kids in case they are approached, she added.

As the weather warms up and more kids start walking to and home from school, it’s a good time to review safety tips with them, said Cpl. Napier.

Below are some street-proofing tips to discuss with your kids.

Everyday Basics:

In the Community:

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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