NORTH Vancouver RCMP are seeking public assistance to identify a suspicious man after a 16-year-old girl was approached by a man driving what was described as a black BMW in the Norgate neighbourhood of North Vancouver.
On March 29 at around 4:15 p.m., the girl was walking alone in the 1500-block of Tatlow Avenue when the driver and lone occupant of the BMW pulled alongside her, asked where she lived, and offered her a ride. When the girl declined, he followed her while repeating his offer. She repeatedly declined before the driver left the area. The girl, who was physically unharmed, returned home and reported the incident to police.
“In an effort to further the investigation, we are now seeking public assistance to identify the driver of the vehicle,” said Constable Mansoor Sahak. “The alleged behaviour of the driver is concerning, and we would like to speak with him. RCMP take reports of this nature very seriously.
Sahak added that this was an isolated incident and no other similar reports have since been received.
Additional evidence obtained by investigators has generated a description, and police are hoping someone knows who the driver of the vehicle was.
The driver is described as:
- Short poufy hair, slicked back
- Small moustache
- No beard
- Noticeable Spanish accent
- Wearing a black sweater
The vehicle is described as:
- Black BMW
- Black interior
- Vehicle had clean interior
- Licence plate starting with letter H
Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at (604)-985-1311 referencing file #23-5989. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.solvecrime.ca.
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