Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

File: 20-41162

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for information, including video and witnesses, after a man approached an 11-year-old boy walking home from school yesterday afternoon.

On the evening of October 13th Patrol officers received a report that a man had approached an 11-year-old boy who was walking home from school earlier that afternoon. The man, who was driving a vehicle, pulled up beside the boy and told him to get in the vehicle and accept a ride home. When the boy turned around and began walking in the opposite direction, the man in the vehicle made a u-turn, followed the boy, and again told the boy to get inside the vehicle and accept a ride home. The boy made it safely back to the school and reported the incident to his family. The boy was not physically injured.

The incident occurred in the 600-block of Head Street, near the intersection of Head Street and Esquimalt Road at approximately 2:45 p.m.

The unknown man is described as Caucasian, approximately 50 years-old, with a bald head and a full grey beard. The man was driving a white, four-door vehicle, which is described as being relatively new and very clean. There may have been a small dog in the back seat of the vehicle.

If you witnessed this incident, or have CCTV footage in area of Head Street and Esquimalt Road, you are asked to call the VicPD non-Emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and select option 1 for the report desk. To report what you know anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

This file remains under investigation.