11-year-old Langford child approached by stranger

An 11-year-old child was asked by a man to enter his vehicle near Glen Lake and Jenkins roads, April 30.

Walking home from school on Tuesday (April 30) an 11-year-old child was asked by a man to enter his vehicle.

The child walked away from the situation and told a parent. The man never left the vehicle.

The incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. and was reported to the West Shore RCMP by the child’s parent. RCMP immediately arrived at the scene and patrolled the area searching the man and his vehicle. Neither were found.

The male is described at caucasian, bald and average build. He is believed to be in his 40s. He was wearing a grey T-shirt and driving a dark grey “Jeep-like” truck.

The incident occurred near Glen Lake and Jenkins roads in Langford. RCMP are continuing the investigate and believe other children and teens may have witnessed this or saw the man and truck.

“We are asking anyone (children or adults) who may have been in the Jenkins Road  and Glen Lake Road area on Tuesday, April 30 at approximately 3:00 to 3:30 pm, who might have seen a dark grey Jeep-like truck or a male talking to a child, to contact West Shore RCMP,” said Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz.

This incident is similar to another case in View Royal, April 10, when a boy was approached by a man in a truck to get in his vehicle near View Royal elementary. The boy did not get in the vehicle and reported the incident.

RCMP do not think the cases are connected.

“The descriptions are significantly different. In the View Royal case the man had dark skin and was between 20 and 30 with a red truck,” Rochlitz said.

RCMP request anyone with information on either case to call the West Shore RCMP detachment at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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