Police issue warning after strangers approached children near Vancouver elementary school

Dec 19 2017, 11:33 pm

Vancouver Police are looking for two individuals who allegedly approached a group of children near an elementary school early Friday afternoon.

According to police, at approximately 1 p.m. a vehicle driven by a man with a woman passenger stopped on the south side of L’Ecole Anne Hebert Elementary School on Killarney Street near East 56th Avenue.

The woman reportedly opened the car door and asked a six-year-old girl standing near the playground if she wanted to get inside the vehicle. At the time, the girl was with a group of friends.

Fortunately, the girl did not abide to the stranger’s request and ran back to the school to tell an adult.

“Neither the man or woman got out of the car and it is unknown why they approached the children,” said police in a statement. “Police are attempting to locate the vehicle and identify the two inside.”

The vehicle is described as a silver 4-door Honda Civic sedan. However, there is no description of the two suspects.

“Police are reminding parents to talk with their kids about what to do if approached by a stranger.”

Anyone with information is about the incident or the identities of the two individuals is asked to contact the Vancouver Police at 604-717-3321.


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