SURREY RCMP are advising the public of a suspicious person who was reported to have followed a young girl as she walked to school on Wednesday morning.
Police received a report that at approximately 8:15 a.m. on April 25, an unknown person followed a young girl as she was walking in the 14400-block of 102nd Avenue. The unknown person followed the girl until she caught up with a group of people walking in the area.
The suspect is described as a light skinned male, possibly of Asian descent, approximately 6’ tall, with a medium build. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, dark pants, and a dark blue balaclava type mask. A colourful tattoo was visible on his lower wrist.
Surrey RCMP are providing tips for parents who wish to speak to their children about personal safety precautions:
- Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
- Walk with friends.
- Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
- Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.
- Don’t assist strangers.
- Trust your instincts and your feelings.
- Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.
Anyone with more information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.