New Westminster Police issue warning after van approaches woman

New Westminster Police have issued a warning to the public after the driver of a suspicious van approached a young woman on March 8.

The driver was described as a Caucasian male wearing a straw cowboy hat, driving a red panel van.

New Westminster Police are warning the public after the driver of a suspicious van approached a young woman in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue Tuesday. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

New Westminster Police have issued a warning to the public after the driver of a suspicious van approached a young woman on Tuesday, March 8.

According to police, the male driver of the van approached the woman in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue, when he asked her to get inside as he opened the driver's door. The woman refused, and ran away.

The driver is described as:

  • A Caucasian male in his 50's or 60's
  • Grey hair, grey beard and moustache
  • Was wearing a straw cowboy hat.

The suspect vehicle was described as an older model red panel van.

The NWPD Major Crime Unit increased patrols in the area, and police describe the case as a priority investigation. 

Police ask anyone with information to contact the NWPD Major Crime Unit at 604‐525‐5411.