Suspicious stranger approach to local child has police seeking public information
Castlegar RCMP are investigating a suspicious circumstance that occurred Tuesday, July 5, at approximately 9 a.m., according to Castlegar RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Monty Taylor.
“A nine-year-old told his grandmother that while outside their residence in the 700 block of Waterloo Road in Ooteschenia, a white panel van drove up and the driver asked him where a neighboring business was located,” Taylor said.
“The young man pointed in the direction of the business and the driver asked the young man if he could get in to show him where the business was located. The young man declined and the van drove away without any further interaction with the boy.”
Taylor said the driver of the van has been described as a man wearing a black toque and a black leather jacket. Police checked the nearby business for the white van and it was not located, however employees advised they are expecting deliveries throughout the day.
Castlegar RCMP are continuing efforts to identify the driver and ask anyone with information to call (250) 365-7721.