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Revelstoke RCMP investigating possible child abduction attempt

Police said the 12-year-old girl is commended for not engaging in a conversation with a stranger and running away.

Cpl. Thomas Blakney of the Revelstoke RCMP said the detachment is currently investigating a possible attempt child abduction in the area of Columbia Park Elementary School, which occurred on Monday morning.    

"On Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:44 a.m. Revelstoke RCMP learned from the Columbia Park Elementary School of a possible attempted child abduction," Blakney said in a media release.

"The Revelstoke RCMP spoke to the 12-year-old female student, who stated that at approximately 9 a.m., while walking on Nelson Crescent toward her school, she was approached by a person she described as a First Nations looking male, driving a small newer style black four door car."

Blakney said the man was described as being approximately five foot eleven, 30 to 40 years old, wearing a black “Carhart” style jean jacket and a black hooded sweater underneath with the hood up. The male was associated to a small newer style black four door car with an unknown circular sticker on the rear window on the drivers’ side.

"The girl reported that male drove up and advised her that he was there on the mothers behalf, to bring her home," Blakney  said."The man exited his vehicle and the girl declined the offer and ran away toward her residence."

Blakney said the 12-year-old girl is commended for not engaging in a conversation with a stranger and running away.

"Revelstoke RCMP recommends youths travel in groups to and from school if possible, not to engage in conversation with strangers and report any suspicious activity to an adult and the police."

RCMP investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who may have information regarding the matter, asking them to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255.