Promontory boys report ‘stranger’ incident

Chilliwack RCMP investigate report woman in a bright red mini van asked the four young boys if they wanted a ride.

The case of four young boys approached by a stranger in a red mini van is being investigated by the Chilliwack RCMP.

“Any time children are approached and asked to go with a stranger it is an obvious concern to us,” RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said.

“Although there was no attempt to grab any of the boys, we want to make everyone aware this incident happened, and ask parents to remind their kids about what to do when confronted with a situation like this,” Wolbeck said.

The four boys, aged 8-10 years old were walking to Promontory school down Weeden Road at about 8 a.m. on Friday, March 2, when a bright red mini van pulled up behind them.

“The female passenger asked the boys if they wanted a ride,” Wolbeck said. “All of the boys replied that they did not want a ride and the van drove away.”

The boys told police the van might have had tinted windows, and might have had a gold-coloured flower with no stem above the rear licence plate.

The female passenger is described a a white woman between 40-50 years old, with short, curly brown or grey hair cut just below the ears.

The male driver is also white, and about the same age as the passenger, with short, grey-ish hair. He may have had a moustache.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Chilliawck RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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