11-year-old approached by suspicious man

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance locating a “suspicious” man

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance locating a “suspicious” man who approached an 11-year-old girl around 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28.

The young girl ran to her Dingwall Street home and alerted her mother. Police subsequently attended the residence to search the area for the man and his vehicle.

Police say the man was driving a rusty blue single-cab pickup truck and stopped in the middle of the road to wave at the young girl.

He then motioned for her to approach his truck, at which point she ran away.

“We do not know what his motivation was to do this and we are hoping to identify this driver and speak to him about his actions,” said Cpl. Krista Hobday of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

The driver is described as white with short, light-brown hair, clean-shaven, with dark brown eyes and an earring in his right ear.

He is described as having skinny upper arms and was wearing a dark toque and red T-shirt at the time of the incident.

The truck is also described as having no back seat, a camouflage cover on the steering wheel and no cover or canopy on the truck box.

Anyone with information on the incident is requested to contact North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).