Police warn public of suspicious person near Gitzel Street

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On Saturday, June 8th, around 2:30 p.m., an 8-year-old girl heard a male voice asking her to “come, get in the car” in the area of Gitzel Street. The girl was in front of the family home when the incident happened. She had no physical or verbal interaction with the man and was able to walk to safety.

At this time, there is no physical description of the driver. A white vehicle was observed in the area. The vehicle might or might not be linked to this incident.

At this time of the investigation, there are no indicators that this is related to any previously reported interaction of youth and vehicles such as the suspicious man in a white car that was reported on June 2nd talking to a 12-year-old girl.

Yellowknife RCMP will be conducting additional patrols in the area to ensure public safety.

Police remind parents and caregivers to be thorough in educating children in their care with regards to the risks of speaking to strangers and to immediately report suspicious activity.

RCMP investigators ask that anyone who may have been in the area, between approximately 2:00 to 2:30 p.m., to contact the RCMP to report any suspicious activity at 867-669-1111.

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