(Black Press Media files)

Whistler RCMP urge parents, kids to be cautious after man tries to lure boy with candy

Nine-year-old boy was offered candy by a strange man

Whistler RCMP are looking for witnesses after a nine-year-old boy was offered candy by a man in a car.

Mounties said the boy was standing near a bus stop at Balsam Way and Lorimer Road around 1 p.m. on Sunday when a man in a blue sedan stopped and asked if he wanted candy. The man said the candy was in the back of the car and said he would drive the boy anywhere he wanted to go.

The boy, RCMP said, “did the right thing and told the male ‘no’ and walked away.”

The man drove off towards Highway 99. He was described as 50 to 60 years old with shaggy grey hair.

Police are urging parents to talk to their kids about never accepting rides or candy from strangers. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Crimes Stoppers or the police at 604-932-3044.


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