Nanaimo RCMP looking for woman who offered to take young girl from playground

Nanaimo RCMP want to speak to a woman who approached two sisters at the Brechin Elementary playground about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and offered to take the younger one with her.

“It is not known at this time if this was a person offering to help or there is more to the story,” said Nanaimo RCMP Sgt. Jon Stuart. “We are investigating and believe this is an isolated incident.”

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Police said a girl had been watching her younger sister when there might have been a disagreement between the two. The woman approached the pair and spoke to the older sister, then mentioned taking the younger one.

At that point the two girls left for school.

The woman is described as well-dressed and was wearing a black dress, red cardigan and grey, high-heeled shoes. She had dark hair that was pulled into a bun.

She left the area in a grey, two-door vehicle that had been parked on Northumberland Avenue.

Anyone with information on the incident can call the Nanaimo RCMP detachment at 250-754-2345.

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