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Teenage girl left shaken after 'suspicious' incident on Koksilah Road
Police are looking for public assistance following a suspicious incident that left a 17-year-old girl shaken.
The girl had been walking to a bus stop on the Trans-Canada Highway near Koksilah Road on Tuesday morning shortly after 11 a.m.
That’s when she said she was approached by a “scruffy-looking Caucasian male in his 40s with shoulder-length, dark wavy hair, driving a dirty white older model van.”
A police statement indicates the man asked the girl to come and speak with him, but she firmly refused and continued walking.
“The male followed her in the van, continuing to request for her to come and speak with him, which she continually refused,” the statement reads. “Once the female reached the trailer park (on Koksilah Road) the van departed and then left westbound on Koksilah Road.”
The 17-year-old described the van as “boxy” in shape, with no side windows and a tinted rear window.
Police, meanwhile, were contacted by the girl’s family and patrolled the area, but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.
“Police are requesting the assistance of the public in an attempt to locate the van, and identify the driver of this vehicle in an effort to further investigate the matter.”
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.