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

Sooke marine search and rescue cast their nets for volunteers

Non-profit looking for crew and society members

No plan in place if Sooke homeless shelter forced to shut doors

Contract for Otter Road facility now month to month

Three years for serial bank robber who hit Sidney branch

Lucas Bradwell was wanted for robberies in Sidney, Abbotsford and Vancouver

Cook Street Village grocery icon closing, new owners plan major renovation

Louie family has operated Oxford Foods and predecessor for five decades at Cook and Oxford streets

Couple that owned Sooke Harbour House awarded $4 million after lengthy court case

B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of Frederique and Sinclair Philip

Rare fish washes onto Whiffin Spit in Sooke

Deep water fish identified as ‘King-of-the-salmon’

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Island Corridor Foundation launches survey on importance of Vancouver Island rail

“ICF remains 100 per cent committed to the restoration of full rail service on Vancouver Island”

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Island RCMP remind drivers not to text after 19 tickets handed out in 90 minutes

The $368 fines were handed out Tuesday on Norwell Drive and Old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter of teen boyfriend

Kiera Bourque, 24, was sentenced for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Most Read