Campbell River RCMP are looking into a suspicious incident. Police say the incident happened Friday morning, September 22nd, near Martin Drive of the Willow Point area at around 8:15.
A young boy was walking to school using paths in the area when he was approached by a male described as having dark skin, standing about 5’8″ wearing a flat brimmed ball cap, dark hoodie sweatshirt and sweat pants. The suspect is said to be in his mid-20’s.
The male told the youth, “come with me.” The youth then fled the scene. According to police, there was a dark coloured van or SUV in the area that has been described as being larger than a mini van with windows at the back. No make, model or licence plate were obtained.
Police are asking any witnesses to this event or any other suspicious incidents to contact the Campbell River RCMP at (250) 286-6211 or to contact CrimeStoppers.
RCMP is also reminding all parents to take this opportunity to review safety procedures with their children in regards to dealing with strangers and what to do when approached by someone they don’t know.