RCMP Want Help Identifying Man Offering Ride to Child Near Saint Leonard School
West District RCMP are looking for help from the public to identify a suspicious man who offered a ride to a child near École Grande-Rivière in Saint-Léonard, N.B.
According to police, on Monday at around 7:45 a.m., a nine-year-old student walking along St-Antoine Street was approached by an unknown man who offered the child a ride. The student rejected the offer and made it to school safely.
The man is described as Caucasian, between 30 and 40 years of age, with a beard. The vehicle he was driving is believed to be a small, white, two-door vehicle, possibly a Smart car or a Honda Fit, said police.
This child did exactly the right thing in this situation,” said Cst. Mathieu Poirier of the Saint-Léonard RCMP. “We recommend that parents and caregivers review safety procedures with children about not talking to strangers and what they should do if a stranger approaches them, like running to a safe area, noting a description of the person and/or vehicle and contacting a trusted adult and the police right away.”
If you have information that could help police identify this suspicious man, contact the Saint-Léonard RCMP at 506-473-3137.