Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a suspicious person.

Police say a female driver in a white van approached a 9 year-old girl and 11 year-old boy at around 8:15 local time Friday morning. She then asked them if they wanted a ride but the two children ran away.

The female is described as having darker skin, with black shoulder-length hair. She was the lone occupant of the van that had windows on all sides of the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.