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Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after a “suspicious encounter” involving two children on their way home from school in Courtenay.

The incident occurred on Monday at around 2:30 p.m. when the kids were riding their bikes on 1st Street near Bood Road and believe they heard the man ask them where they lived before he got into his vehicle and followed them home.

The kids didn’t speak with the man and when they got home they told their mother about the encounter.

“When they got home, they told their mother but by the time she went outside to look for the man, he was driving away” said Const. Monika Terragni, spokeswoman for Comox Valley RCMP.

The man was described as older with white or greying hair, and the vehicle is described as a large light-beige SUV.

Anyone who witnessed the encounter is asked to call Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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