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Central Saanich police looking for suspect after teen grabbed

Officers seeking witnesses, dashcam footage of Nov. 7 incident
Police are looking to speak with any witnesses after a teen was grabbed Sunday evening in Central Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich police are looking for witnesses and a suspect after a teen reported being grabbed Sunday night.

Police received a report that a 15-year-old boy was approached by a stranger on East Saanich Road near Cooperidge Drive just before 7 p.m. on Nov. 7, according to a news release. The man grabbed the teen by the arm and yelled at him. The boy broke free and ran away.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 30s, 5’9” with a medium build, wearing a yellow face mask and black hoodie. Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact the Central Saanich Police Service at 250-652-4441 or report to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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