Police swarmed and canvassed an area near Fraser Lane and Cooper Road this morning (Sept. 27) after a report of a possible abduction attempt.
Shortly before 9:30 this morning, the West Shore RCMP received a report that two children, aged five and seven, were approached by a man in a red car, while on their way to school.
West Shore RCMP Major Crime Unit, general duty watch officers, School Liaison Unit and First Nations Community Policing Section were deployed.
“Our officers spent a great deal of time and energy on this investigation,” said Cpl. Scott Braes of West Shore RCMP. “Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to substantiate the claims of these young children.”
Despite an intensive investigation throughout the day, which included neighbourhood canvassing, interviews with multiple people in the area, and several interviews with the two children, no evidence was uncovered to support the initial reports.
“ At this time, we see no reason to alert the community, and cause undue stress or panic to our community’s youth and their families,” Braes said.