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RCMP investigate after 'suspicious man' allegedly approaches girl near Burnaby high school

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DH Vancouver Staff Jun 12, 2019 3:48 pm 1,362

Burnaby RCMP is investigating following a report that a suspicious man approached a teen girl near Cariboo Hill Secondary School located in the 8500 block of 16th Avenue in Burnaby.

RCMP received the report on June 10 at approximately 1:15 pm. A man allegedly tried to engage the 15-year-old girl in conversation, asking her if school was over for the summer.


The man allegedly lunged at the girl as she ran away from him. He did not make any physical contact with the girl.

The man is described as:

  • South Asian
  • 6’2″ tall
  • Slender build
  • Around 30-years-old
  • Wearing a baseball hat, black hoodie, black sweatpants
  • Wearing a gold chain necklace

He is reported to have exited from a silver, older model, four-door sedan with missing paint near the front license plate.

“While this appears to have been an isolated incident with no other similar police reports involving this man, police are asking for parents to ensure their children are aware of what to do if approached by a stranger who may be acting suspiciously,” said Burnaby RCMP in a statement.

“Please advise your children not to engage with the stranger, to get to a safe place as soon as possible and to contact police immediately.”

If you witnessed this incident or if you know who this man was then you are asked to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca.

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