Vancouver police investigate alleged Point Grey child luring incident

Vancouver police cruisers outside VPD headquarters in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Bayne Stanley

Vancouver police are investigating an incident of alleged child luring in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood.

The incident happened on Wednesday around 3:30 p.m.

Police say a 12-year-old girl was riding her bike on West Sixth Ave between Trimble and Sasamat streets when a man in a grey or silver car told her to “come into my car.”

The young girl was scared, and rode home to tell her mother what had happened, police said.

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“As terrifying a situation like this could be for a young child, she showed her bravery and did the right thing by not engaging with the male,” Vancouver police spokesperson Const. Tania Visintin said. “We commend her for her courage.”

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The suspect is described as a white man between 20 and 30 years old. His vehicle is larger, possibly a van or SUV, that is light grey or silver with a roof rack.

Police are asking anyone with information or with dash cam footage who were in the 4400, 4500, and 4600 blocks of West Sixth Avenue around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday to contact detectives at 604-717-0602 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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