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.