Despite viral posts online, police say no reports of men in van stalking women

No van reports to police

Despite posts making the rounds on social media, Kamloops Mounties say they received no reports in recent weeks of men in a white van stalking and attempting to kidnap city women.

The posts began to circulate on Facebook on June 22, claiming two men in a white van have been following women around Kamloops and attempting to abduct them.

The posts offered little in terms of specifics but generated a significant response online.

Castanet Kamloops asked police whether investigators have received any such complaints.

“There were no reports that I could find related to the posts,” RCMP Cpl. Dana Napier replied.

Last year, following a rash of social media posts about alleged abduction attempts — all of which were determined by police to be unfounded — Mounties encouraged Kamloops residents to report crimes directly to police rather than posting about them on Facebook.

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