Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

File: 20-41162

Victoria, BC – A man who approached an 11-year-old boy after school yesterday and repeatedly asked the child to get inside his vehicle has been identified as a family friend who the child did not recognize. The incident is no longer considered suspicious.

Thank you to members of the community who shared information about this incident. It led to the man involved coming forward and the incident being resolved.

Officers would also like to commend the 11-year-old boy who did the right thing in a challenging situation. When the boy was approached and felt uncomfortable he immediately went to a safe location and alerted adults. This is a good opportunity for parents to have a conversation with your children about what to do and how to stay safe if approached by someone your child does not recognize.