Street safety tips following a report of potential child luring

Golden-Field

2022-03-13 21:31 PDT

File # 2022-619

The Golden RCMP is sharing street safety tips following a report that a young girl was approached by an older man in a vehicle, asking if she wanted a ride.

Young girl walking home from school with backpack

On March 10, 2022, around 3 p.m., a young girl was walking away from school on the 700 block of 11th Street South in Golden, BC, when she was approached by a middle-aged Caucasian man in a dark-coloured sedan with an unknown licence plate.

The man slowed down and asked the girl if he could give her a ride, to which she replied no, walked away, and immediately went to tell an adult she knew. This adult told the girl’s parents, who then advised police and the local schools about the incident.

The young girl demonstrated excellent street smarts by telling the man no, said Constable Brandon Churchill with the Golden RCMP detachment. It is important to have ongoing conversations with children and teens about staying safe when they are away from home.

Here are several tips to get the conversation started:

For more tips, visit BC RCMP Safety Tips for Children and Youth

 

Released by

Cst. Kat Robinson

Media Relations Officer
Golden-Field RCMP
1419 11th Ave N Golden BC V0A 1H0

Email: katherine.robinson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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