Vancouver Island mom warns of candy-luring incident

A Courtenay mother is speaking out after a man was reported to offer candy to her 11-year-old daughter Saturday afternoon near the Willemar Avenue and Cumberland Road roundabout.

Karla Tianna told Black Press she was driving her friend and kids back home around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 following her son’s birthday party when the incident took place.

“My daughter wanted to ride her bike there and she is almost 12 and (has) done it many times beforehand,” she explained. “She was by herself and when she got to the Willemar roundabout that’s when (a) black panel van … came at her on the wrong side of the road.”

Tianna added her daughter said the driver was wearing a black trenchcoat with a black cowboy-style hat and had a short, white/blond goatee who appeared to be in his 40s.

“He pointed at her and held up a bag of candy and she fingered him and he angrily sped off down Cumberland Road towards downtown.”

Tianna contacted the Comox Valley RCMP to report the incident. Anyone who was in the area and may have seen anything or has further information can call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250)338-1321 and cite file #18-16012.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich Police respond to petition for new police agency on Lindsay Buziak murder case

Petition asks Public Safety Minister to to help find justice for slain realtor

North Saanich man fears tougher moorage policies could cost him his home

Stewart Jackson has been living on a boat off Lillian Hoffar Park for about four years

Grave site at Ross Bay Cemetery vandalized overnight

Graffiti found on grave of Sir James Douglas

Thief robs Saanich liquor store at gunpoint, takes cash register

Police ask for public’s help with ongoing investigation

RCMP seek man who allegedly robbed Langford liquor store with a gun

Man described as six to six foot four tall, with slim build and light-coloured skin

POLL: Do you support the proposed changes for ICBC?

Tuesday’s provincial budget predicted a shift from shortfall to surplus in wake… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Health officials confirm sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

Test-negative method was pioneered by the BC Centre for Disease Control in 2004

Saskatchewan and B.C. reach championship round at Scotties

British Columbia’s Corryn Brown locked up the last berth in Pool B

Resident discovers five discarded hog heads in Vancouver Island ditch

WARNING: Graphic image may be upsetting to some readers

Canadian Premier League announces 2020 home dates for eight-team circuit

Pacific FC hosts FC Edmonton on April 11 in Langford

B.C. lawyer, professor look to piloting a mental-health court

In November, Nova Scotia’s mental-health court program marked 10 years of existence

Most Read