On June 8, 2017 at just after 8:30PM a 12 year old boy was approached by a man, believed to be in his sixties, at a bus stop in the 200 block of Burnside Rd West (in front of Tillicum Elementary School).
The boy was at the bus stop alone, and had been there for a few minutes, when the suspect approached the bus stop and asked him if he was travelling downtown, to which he replied he wasn’t. According to the boy the suspect made some nonsensical conversation with him but essentially wanted him to go downtown with him.
The interaction was making the boy feel uncomfortable so he turned to walk away. At this point the suspect grabbed the boy by the shoulder pulling him slightly and said words to the effect of “You’re coming downtown with me.” The boy then ran towards an open business and called his mom, who in turn called Police.
The suspect is described as a white man, in his 60’s, having a possible partial beard with white facial hair and a slender build. The suspect was wearing a blue baseball cap, a blue pinstriped collared shirt with white accents and was carrying a black umbrella with orange polka dots.
Saanich Police are asking that if you have any information about this incident to call them at 250-475-4321 or to report anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie