Westshore RCMP cruiser
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West Shore RCMP are looking for a suspect following a suspicious incident in View Royal on Tuesday.

At around 6:20 p.m. on November 1st, two young girls, aged 13-years-old and 14-years-old, were waiting at a bus stop on Craigflower Road near Aral Road.

Police say the girls reported that an older man was at the bus stop with them when he proceeded to open a bag, pull out a red ski mask and put it on. 

He then brandished a small pocket knife at the two girls. 

The youths reported that they were frightened and ran away from the man. One of them told police she looked back while running to see the man run after them for a short distance.

Police say the suspect was yelling after them to, “come back.”

The same youth turned back a second time shortly after and the man was gone.

Police described the suspect as an Indigenous man around 20-years-old, standing 5’10” tall, with a medium build and a “chubby face.” 

The two young girls told RCMP officers he was wearing light blue baggy pants, a belt with a sparkling diamond belt buckle, red and green high-top Jordan shoes and a black hoodie with black backpack.

“We do not know what the intentions of this suspect was but this is certainly concerning and suspicious behavior,”  said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

“We are asking the male suspect to come forward and speak to police.” 

Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed this incident or has dash camera footage relating to this event should contact the West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264.

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