Yellowknife RCMP investigate after man demands 12-year-old girl get into his vehicle

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Yellowknife RCMP are investigating a report of a suspicious man in a car who demanded a 12-year-old girl get into his vehicle.

Police state in a news release issued yesterday that they received information Saturday evening about the girl who was riding her bicycle in the Finlayson Dr. and Banke Cr. area, near Parker Park, when she was spoken to by a man who was driving a small white car.

They say she had no physical or verbal interaction with the driver and was able to ride to safety.

The man is described as Caucasian with “tanned” colour skin, black hair and is estimated to be about six feet tall.

Anyone who may have been in the area between approximately 6:00 and 6:30 PM on Saturday who saw the man, the car or anything suspicious is asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

RCMP say they will be conducting additional patrols in the area to ensure public safety.

They add that at this time, there is nothing to indicate that this is related to any previously reported interaction of youth and vehicles.

Yellowknife RCMP say they will be conducting additional patrols in the area to ensure public safety.

The RCMP reminds parents and caregivers to be thorough in educating children in their care with regards to the dangers of speaking to strangers and to immediately report suspicious activity.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.