Unknown man tells child "you're coming with me"

Saanich police are investigating after an 11 year old boy was approached by an unknown man as he walked home from school through a trail system, in Swan Creek Park about 3:15 yesterday.

The boy reports the man walked up behind him, reached out, tapped him on the shoulder and said “You’re coming with me”.

The boy turned around, saw the man and then ran away.

The man is described as a white male in his 20’s with a red goatee.  He was wearing jeans, black shoes, and a black pull over hoodie with a kangaroo pocket in the front..

Saanich Police are asking anyone who may have information about this case to call them.

They also remind parents to talk to their kids about how to recognize potentially dangerous situations, such as trusting their instincts, and letting them know it's okay to say no to an adult.

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