RCMP in a town north of Edmonton are investigating a report of attempted child luring after police said a boy was offered candy from a stranger in a vehicle.
Lac La Biche RCMP said it happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday near 102 Avenue in Plamondon.
Police said a suspicious man wearing all black clothing pulled over and asked a young boy if he wanted a chocolate bar. The boy ran away, the man left the area and police were called a few minutes later, officers said in a media release Wednesday.
The suspect vehicle is described as a newer black SUV or a black pickup truck with a canopy. No further description of the suspect was available.
Police said the incident is a reminder of the importance of teaching kids about safety and stranger danger.
Plamondon is about 190 kilometres north of Edmonton.