Cranbrook RCMP are investigating what they describe as a “suspicious incident” that occurred in the middle of 2nd Street North on Wednesday around 1:00 pm.
“A witness had come upon a vehicle, described only as a cherry red car, obstructing traffic while speaking to a young pedestrian in the middle of 2nd Street North near 24th Avenue,” said Cranbrook RCMP.
Noticing that something was wrong, RCMP said the witness spoke to the teenage girl after the car had departed.
“The witness learned the male driver was encouraging the girl to get into his car so he could take her shopping.”
At this time, RCMP are looking to identify and interview the pedestrian to determine if the man in the car was known to her or if further investigation is warranted.
Cranbrook RCMP said they are not aware of any other similar incidents at this time and are requesting that anyone with information to call the detachment at 250-489-3471.