RCMP search for man in connection with suspicious incident

Prince Rupert RCMP are searching for a man in connection with a child luring incident on Nov. 2

  • Thu Nov 3rd, 2016 3:00pm
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RCMP are looking for a caucasian man involved with a suspicious incident on Nov. 3.

Prince Rupert RCMP are looking for a five-foot-ten caucasian male in connection with a suspicious incident that took place near Rupert Square Mall on the afternoon of Nov. 2.

Police were notified that around 2 p.m., a male entered a taxi cab near the outdoor entrance to Walmart in the 500 block of Second Avenue West and asked a young girl standing nearby if she wanted to join him.

After the girl did not get into the taxi and entered the mall, the man then left the cab and walked toward Second Avenue West on the pathway between the mall and the gas station.

The male is described as five-foot-ten, caucasian, with a stubble beard, wearing a brown jacket and a Boston Bruins baseball cap.

The girl is described as being approximately seven-years-old with long brown hair and a pink sweater.

Police are looking for information leading to the suspect and the girl involved and are asking for public assistance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).