Mounties are still in search of a suspect who tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl from a PoCo neighbourhood last weekend.
RCMP Const. Jamie Phillipson said investigators have no suspects in mind, nor has another attempt been reported.
But that doesn't mean police want the public to let their guard down.
"We want the general public to remain vigilant and keep their eyes and ears open on the streets," Phillipson said.
According to police, the girl was walking the family dog along Knappen Street in the Citadel Heights area Sunday afternoon when a man in a white van drove up. The man allegedly got out of the vehicle and started walking toward the girl.
She turned to run, and the suspect gave chase. He tried to grab the victim, but she managed to run home to phone police.
The girl provided a detailed description of the suspect to police. The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30s, standing five-feet 11-inches
tall, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He has a scar above his right eye, a black lip ring on his lower lip and possibly a black tattoo on his left neck area. The suspect was also wearing a black American Eagle hoodie with the logo across the chest area, black pants and black "skater-style" shoes.
The van was described as a white late-90s Ford cargo van with tinted front windows.
The rear and back windows were "spray-painted" white, and rust spots were noted above the tires, while the front plate was partially painted over.
School District 43 officials issued the police press release to all schools in the district, with a request that schools in the Citadel area send the information home to parents.
Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2012-31053.