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Police issue warning after teen girl reports being followed

Officers hope to talk to anyone who witnessed a suspicious incident in the Seymour area on Oct. 31
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North Vancouver RCMP are looking for information after a 13-year-old girl reported being followed in the Seymour area.

The North Vancouver RCMP are looking for witnesses after a 13-year-old girl in the Seymour area reported being followed near to a local high school.

Police said the girl was walking in an alley near Lytton and Violet streets – an area close to Ecole Windsor Secondary, Seymour Heights Elementary and Ron Andrews Recreation Centre – between 2:30 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 31 when she noticed a man who appeared to be following her.

The girl became worried about the suspicious behaviour and ran to a nearby home, said Const. Mansoor Sahak, spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP detachment.

The girl told police the man continued to follow her until she reached the home, then he took off in the opposite direction on Violet Street.

No contact was made between the girl and the suspect, and no words were exchanged.

“At this time we have no evidence of a criminal offence,” said Sahak.

Police are treating the incident as suspicious, however.

They’re asking anyone with information to contact RCMP non-emergency line at (604) 985-1311, and quote file 22-27601, especially if they witnessed the incident or may have video surveillance or dash-cam footage from the area.

Police are also asking the man involved to come forward to provide his account of the interaction.

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