Sidney/North Saanich RCMP warning public about suspicious man offering ride.

Sidney North Saanich

2021-11-09 15:25 PST

File # 2021-5441

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP warning public about suspicious man offering ride.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP officers are warning the public about an incident which took place on the afternoon of November 8, 2021 where an unknown man slowed and invited a teenaged youth to get into his vehicle. The incident was later reported by parents to police. This information came after the report of a similar incident where a teenaged youth was grabbed near East Saanich Road and Cooperidge Drive in Central Saanich.

It was reported that as the youth was walking near the bus stop at Panorama Community Centre in North Saanich when he was approached by a male driving a red Mitsubishi SUV who offered him a ride. The man was reported to be driving with a female passenger. When the teen ignored the man he eventually drove away without further incident. No licence plate number was obtained in this instance.

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Police have not definitively linked these two events at this point but are asking the public to be extra vigilant when walking alone, and not to accept rides from unknown people. If any member of the public has knowledge of this event or has experienced a similar situation they are asked to call the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931 or if they have any information about this or any other crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
 

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Cpl. Andres Sanchez Flores

Media Relations Officer
Sidney North Saanich RCMP
sidney.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Office: 250-656-3931
Fax: 250-656-8139

Email: andres.sanchez@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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