On July 6th, 2016 at approximately 5:30 pm two young males approached a police officer who was conducting a traffic stop at the Old Townsite, Powell River, BC. The young males, ages 12 and 8 advised the officer that the 8 year old boy was riding his bike on Ash Road and Marine Avenue when a male in a pick up approached him and asked him to get into his vehicle. The 8 year old refused to get into the pick up and the male suspect left the area, last seen south bound along Marine Avenue. According to the young males, they spoke with a another male walking his dog on Ash Street, who told them that police were close by.
The pick up is described as an older model Toyota 4×4 dark grey in color with a matching canopy. The pick up may have been an extra cab with large tread on its tires.
The male suspect is described as being Caucasian, approximately 60 years of age, with light or grey hair. He had tattoos on his arms, and was wearing a blue t-shirt with a Superman logo on it, light blue jeans, black running shoes and sunglasses. The male was also wearing a blue baseball cap.
In order to further the investigation, Police are requesting that the male who was walking his dog on Ash Street that spoke with the young males please contact the Powell River RCMP at (604)485-6255.
In addition, anyone that may have seen a male or vehicle matching this description is asked to contact the Powell River RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crimestoppers will remain anonymous.