Police seek witness of suspicious incident

PASSENGER OF white truck may be able to identify man who tried to coerce teen into his blue pickup.

  • Dec. 14, 2012 6:00 a.m.

POLICE ARE looking for a witness to a suspicious incident to come forward with any information.

A man attempted to talk a 17-year-old boy into giving him a ride Dec. 14, becoming so persistent that the boy feared for his safety and used a bottle to threaten the man away, reported police this evening.

There was a white truck, possibly a 2012 Dodge, that drove by and the passenger put his hand out of the window and gave the boy a thumbs up. He directed this gesture at the boy while this altercation was happening. We are requesting that this person call us, says Cpl. Sean Hall of Terrace RCMP.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Dec.14 on the north side of Hwy 16 near Mac’s Convenience Store, a man in a navy blue Dodge pickup truck approached a boy and offered him a ride, said police.

When the boy said no, the man became very persistent.

The boy began to fear for his safety and grabbed a bottle and threatened the man, who fled west on Hwy 16 and turned onto Hwy 37.

Police were able to identify a suspect quickly with the help of the public when a person reported that they knew a truck matching the suspect vehicle description and were able to give police a first name.

From there, police were able to identify a 56-year-old man known to police.

Police are continuing their investigation into this incident.