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Police seek suspicious male

Attempted van pickup raises concern

Powell River RCMP are on the lookout for a man who attempted to pick up a 13-year-old girl in his van in the Townsite and Cranberry areas.

The Caucasian male in his 30s or 40s, on Sunday, May 8, asked the girl, who was walking home, numerous times if he could give her a ride home in his greyish-blue van with a horizontal stripe down the centre. The girl refused and arrived home without incident.

The man police are looking for has black hair, dark coloured eyes, a medium build and is quite tall. Anyone with any information can call the Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255 or CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS).

RCMP remind youth to be careful when dealing with strangers and recommend travelling in groups and telling someone when a situation occurs that leaves them feeling uncomfortable.

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