Red Deer RCMP seeking men in child luring incident

Boys run to help after men tried to offer them a bike.

Police are investigating an incident of child luring that occurred in Red Deer.

Red Deer RCMP said in a statement that shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday they received a report that two men in a truck had attempted to convince several young boys to get into their vehicle, using a promise of a new bike. The boys ran away and immediately told an adult, who called police.

The boys had encountered the truck as it moved through the parking lot of an apartment building in the area of 42nd Street and 54th Avenue, Witnesses described the truck as a large Ford F550, either dark blue or black, and very dirty. No descriptions were obtained of the two suspects.

RCMP made extensive patrols of the area but did not locate the suspect truck.

Police commended the boys for refusing to approach the truck and instead running to safe adults, and remind parents and caregivers of the importance of educating children about safety.

If you have information about this incident, please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com

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