Sidney/North Saanich RCMP have issued a warning after an unknown man slowed and invited a teenage boy to get into his vehicle on Monday.

According to police, the incident occurred in the afternoon on Monday, November 8th near the bus stop at the Panorama Community Centre in North Saanich.

According to the victim, the male driver was driving a red Mitsubishi SUV and approached him and offered a ride. There was also a female passenger in the vehicle.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP said the the man he eventually drove away when the teen ignored him. No licence plate number was obtained and was later reported to police the by boys parents.

This is the second reported incident on the same day in the Saanich Peninsula area.

On November 7th, Central Saanich Police said a 15-year-old boy was approached by an unknown man just before 7 p.m. on East Saanich Road near Cooperidge Drive.

Police said the man grabbed the teen by the arm and yelled at him. The boy was able to break free and run away.

In the November 8th incident, the man was described as a Caucasian man with a thin build. He had crooked yellow teeth and blonde spiked up hair. It’s believed he was between the ages of 40 to 50 years of age.

The passenger is described as being a South Asian woman with an average build and is believed to be between the ages of 40 to 50. She was wearing colourful clothes.

The vehicle is believed to be possibly 2010 Mitsubishi brand SUV. It is red and had numerous scratches on the doors.

In the November 7th incident, the suspect is described as Caucasian man in his 30s, stands about 5’9” tall and has a medium build. He was wearing a yellow face mask and black hoodie.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP told Victoria Buzz that there is no definitive link in the two cases at this point, but are exercising caution as the incidents are similar in nature.

Anyone with information on the incident in North Saanich is asked to call RCMP at 250-656-3931, and anyone with information on the Central Saanich incident should call 250-652-4441.

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