January 8, 2016 4:39 pm
Updated: January 8, 2016 4:44 pm

Prince George RCMP investigate two suspicious incidents involving children

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RCMP in Prince George are investigating two suspicious incidents involving school-aged children.

On Thursday at approximately 1:45 p.m., the Prince George RCMP say a student reported a suspicious incident that had occurred that morning.

The teenaged girl was on her way to school near Westgate Avenue and Bear Road at approximately 8:15 a.m. when a man in a pick-up pulled up nearby and demanded she got into the truck, twice.

The teen refused both times and the man drove away.

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He is described as Caucasian, 40 to 50 years-old, with saggy skin and scabs on the bridge of his nose and cheek, and short brush-cut brown hair.  He was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket at the time.

The vehicle was described as a dark-coloured and dirty Ford F-150 pick-up truck.

Police say at approximately 2:25 p.m. the same afternoon, they received another report of a suspicious incident near another high school in the area of Renwick Crescent and Edmonton Street.

It was reported that a man in a van was throwing snowballs at students on their way home from school.

A member of the public confronted the man who said that he liked talking to the students and that he just arrived here from Newfoundland.

He is described as an older man, who was wearing blue jeans and a hat similar to those worn in the outback of Australia.  The vehicle is described as a white van with a charcoal-coloured base, similar to a Chevrolet Montana.

Investigators don’t believe these two incidents are linked, but they would like to speak to the men involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP.

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