Boy reports being grabbed by strange man near Tillicum Elementary School

A 12-year-old boy is saying he was grabbed by a strange man at a bus stop in Saanich.  

According to police, at around 8:30pm on Thursday night, a boy was sitting alone at the bus stop on the 200 block of Burnside Rd west when he approached by man who started conversation--asking him if he wanted to go downtown.

When the boy declined, the man grabbed the boy by the shoulder slightly and essentially said "you're coming with me."

The boy ran away to a nearby business and police were called.

The man is described as white, in his 60's, slender build with possibly a partial beard with white facial hair. He was wearing a blue baseball cap; a blue pinstriped collared t-shirt with white accents and was carrying a black umbrella with orange polka dots.

Saanich Police are asking anyone with information to step forward. 

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