Man attempts to lure child in North Battleford, Sask.

A man is accused of attempting to lure a child into his vehicle in North Battleford. Supplied / Battlefords RCMP

Battlefords RCMP are looking for a man accused of trying to lure a child into his vehicle.

Police said it happened Wednesday at around 3:45 p.m. CT on 92 Street in North Battleford.

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The 11-year-old child told police a man tried to lure him into his vehicle by offering him a ride home.

When he refused, the child said the man continued to ask for his phone number and where he lived.

The youth became scared and ran home.

A composite sketch of the man has been released by police.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his late 30s to early 40s with brown hair and a mustache.

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He was wearing a red hat, grey pants and black shoes and driving a white van.

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Anyone who may recognize the man, might have witnessed the incident, or could have video surveillance or cell phone images is being asked to contact Battlefords RCMP at 306-446-1720 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police are also encouraging parents and caregivers to speak to children about safety precautions, including:

  • being aware of surroundings and note suspicious people or vehicles and report them promptly to teachers, parents or other trusted adults;
  • listening to earbuds through one ear only, so you can hear traffic, people, dogs or any other potential hazards;
  • not approaching a vehicle if you don’t know the person inside;
  • not talking to strangers;
  • walking with a friend, if possible; and
  • sticking to sidewalks along busy streets as opposed to cutting through alleys or parks.

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