RCMP investigating reported abduction attempt of child in Hillcrest area

School District #83 urging parents to be on alert and use extra precaution

UPDATE: Nov. 26, 11:30 am.

Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating a possible abduction attempt involving a child in the Hillcrest area.

Staff Sgt. Scott West said the incident on Nov. 24 was reported to have involved a seven-year-old child in the area of 18th and 20th streets SE.

“The child reported that a male dressed all in black wearing a mask, black tuque and driving a red vehicle, attempted to get her to enter his vehicle by taking hold of her arm,” says West in a Nov. 26 news release. “The child ran into a park and the red car left the area on 20th Street SE.”

West said the child then went home, unharmed, and reported the incident.

School District #83 notified parents of the incident, describing the man as wearing black and having a grey beard, a British accent and a dark complexion.

Carol-Ann Leidloff, the school district’s Safer Schools co-ordinator, asks that parents in the area please be on alert and use extra caution until the RCMP have completed their investigation.


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