Terrace RCMP have come across two more cases of attempted child luring.
The first reported case was by a 14-year-old girl on June 9th. She was passing through a parking lot on Keith Avenue when approached by a navy van. When she felt threatened, she fled to a neighbouring vehicle and the van took off.
Since, two more young girls have reported attempted luring cases on June 7th and 13th.
Terrace RCMP Constable Angela Rabut says that your safety should always the top priority.
“If you do end up getting grabbed by somebody, you need to do whatever it takes to survive and get away from that person.” she says. “You might only have that one chance so you need to go for the eyes, the groin, and do whatever it takes to get away.”
Rabut also recommends that everyone should be aware of their surroundings to eliminate any element of surprise. She suggests unplugging headphones, creating an emergency escape routes.and trust your gut instinct.
She also says to consider self-defense training and to do whatever necessary to public and police attract attention
Police cannot confirm these three situations are connected.
The three suspect descriptions are all different:
The June 7th incident involved a caucasian man in his mid-30s. He was bald, and drove a dark green “possibly ford van” and asked the young girl if she wanted to go to a party or get some food.
The June 9th incident involved a “shiny, newer” navy blue minivan. It had a roof rack, holding a potentially red item. The front passenger seat could’ve had a red rope attached to the head rest. The male was caucasian, aged 25 – 35, auburn, wavy hair 2-3 inches, with a full, well-groomed beard.
The June 13th incident involved a caucasian man in his 40’s. He had a heavy build and brown hair. He drove a dark blue, newer model truck.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Terrace RCMP (250) 638-7400) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-TIPS(8477).