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Red Deer RCMP seek public assistance after attempted child luring - Update

May 6, 2019 11:40 AM

Red Deer, Alta. – Through further investigation, it has been determined there was no criminal or malicious intent in this incident.  

Police commend the children for responding appropriately to strangers and reporting this incident to school authorities.

RCMP are no longer investigating. 

Media Contact:
Constable Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034
File # 2019607048

BACKGROUND

Red Deer, Alta. – This morning at approximately 10 a.m., a grey truck with two male occupants approached students on the playground at Holy Family School during morning recess.

The male passenger exited the vehicle and asked children if they wanted to get in the vehicle and if they had seen his Chihuahuas.

When the children refused, the passenger returned to the vehicle and the driver drove to the corner of Douglas Avenue and Dustin Street, did a U-turn and drove past the playground again.

RCMP are investigating this incident and are asking for the public’s assistance. The suspects are described as:

Driver:

  • Approximately 50 years old
  • White beard
  • Glasses
  • Black jacket with blue and white shirt underneath

Passenger:

  • Approximately 50-60 years old
  • Balding
  • Wearing black pullover hoodie

If you have information about this investigation, please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Media Contact:
Constable Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034
File # 2019607048

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