Police are investigating after three young girls were allegedly followed by a suspicious man while they were walking home.
The Surrey RCMP says that the incident occurred on Wednesday, just after 4 pm. The three girls were walking home from Riverdale Elementary School when a suspicious man allegedly began following them.
“The girls walked from the school to Holly Park on 148 Street when the man continued to follow them, they went into a nearby grocery store for help,” reads a statement from the Surrey RCMP.
The suspect reportedly left the area once the girls entered the store. Police are now sharing a description of the suspect and are asking that anyone with information come forward.
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The man is described as Middle Eastern, in his late teens or early 30s. He stands at approximately 5’10” with black messy hair, a moustache, and dark stubble.
Police say that he was wearing blue jeans, a black hoody, and red shoes. He was also seen carrying a blue portable speaker.
“In this case, these girls did the right thing,” says Constable Sarbjit Sangha. “If you suspect you are being followed, go to a safe place, or approach other people in the area, and call police for help.”
Anyone with information can contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.