Police investigating another child luring attempt

Fort St. John police are again searching for a suspect who tried to lure a young child into his car, this time near Robert Ogilvie Elementary School.

RCMP say a young girl was playing near 99 Avenue and 87 Street around 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, when a male stopped his car and told the child to get in.

The girl ran away and the car drove away, according the police.

The man is described as having dark tanned skin, roughly 30 years old, with a scruffy goatee. He was wearing a black hat and driving a four-door car, grey and white in colour.

Anyone with information on the incident on Monday is asked to call police at 250-787-8100.

This is the second reported child luring attempt this month.

Earlier this month, RCMP said a suspicious man attempted to lure a 15-year-old girl into his girl near Northern Lights College.

Police we unable to locate the man due to a limited amount of details provided by the witness.

Teach children how to react to dangerous situations: RCMP

Meanwhile, RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said parents can help to protect thier children by teaching them how to recognize and respond to dangerous situations.

“Help children recognize the warning signs of suspicious behavior, such as when an adult asks them to disobey their parents or do something without permission, asks children for help, or makes them feel uncomfortable in any way,” Shelkie said.

“Also tell your child that an adult should never ask a child for help, and if one does ask for their help, teach them to find a trusted adult right away to tell what happened.”

RCMP advise parents to teach their children “Know, No, Go, Tell.”

KNOW – Know when a situation is dangerous. People use many ways to lure children, including money, candy, animals.

NO – Tell your child to say ‘no’ confidently, aggressively and loudly.

GO – Run away. If somebody suspicious is following them, tell them to go to the nearest person or house.

TELL – Tell an adult or police what has happened, and be a good witness. Vehicle information, suspect description are important details for police.

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