Surrey RCMP are warning the public of a suspicious person investigation after a man in a car approached a child who was waiting outside a school.
Surrey RCMP says that on 1:00 pm on May 14, 2018, a man in a vehicle drove up to the child, who was in front of Surrey’s Frost Road Elementary School in the 8600 block of 162 Street.
The man tried to convince the child to get into his car. The child did not enter the vehicle and ran to a safe location.
The suspect is being described as a South Asian male in his 40s or younger, with a trimmed beard with grey patches, and wearing a blue turban with orange underneath.
The suspect vehicle is described as a grey sedan with tinted windows and a messy interior.
Surrey RCMP is reminding children and youth to take the following safety precautions:
- Don’t take shortcuts. Use main routes… avoid lanes as well as forested or secluded areas
- Walk with friends
- Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back
- Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home
- Don’t assist strangers
- Trust your instincts and your feelings
Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca