Unknown man in van offers girl ride to school

The Williams Lake RCMP are investigating what they describe as a suspicious occurrence after a man offered a girl a ride to school.

  • Sep. 13, 2012 3:00 p.m.

The Williams Lake RCMP are investigating what they describe as a suspicious occurrence.

Earlier this week, an 11-year-old girl was approached by an adult male who was unknown to her.

Police say the male was driving a full sized black van and pulled alongside the girl and offered her a ride to school.

The young girl responded appropriately, saying “no,” and then quickly walked away toward her school. The girl was unharmed in this incident.

The van is described as a full-size, black, older-model van, with all windows tinted and a broken tail light.

Police are reminding students to be vigilant and walk in pairs if possible. If a related incident occurs, the police encourage that person to immediately tell an adult (parent/teacher) or someone else they trust immediately.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Williams Lake RCMP.