Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
File: 21-17294

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are warning parents while commending a student for their actions after encountering a potentially suspicious vehicle on their way to school this morning.

This morning, Patrol officers were called to Central Middle School, at 1280 Fort Street, after a student reported to their teacher that they had encountered a suspicious vehicle on their way to school. The student reported that at approximately 8:45 a.m. they felt they were being followed by a white panel van in the Fernwood/North Park area.

The student changed their route so that the van could no longer follow them and informed their teacher upon arriving to class. The teacher informed the principal and the school community is in the process of being notified about the incident out of an abundance of caution.

The student was not physically harmed in the incident and the driver of the van did not interact with the student.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken with officers, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.