Police investigating after man allegedly followed child in Surrey

Nov 17 2020, 3:00 pm

Police are investigating a suspicious occurrence during which a man allegedly followed a child in Surrey.

The Surrey RCMP said that on Saturday, November 14, just before 1 pm, they were notified of a man “allegedly following a child who was walking in the 1600 blocks of 125 Street.

“It was reported that the unknown man repeatedly asked the child to enter a wooded area with him to help look for lost property,” reads an emailed statement from police. “A bystander who witnessed this incident confronted the unknown man and he fled the area.”

The suspect is described as standing at 6’0″ tall with a slender build. He’s reportedly bald, with light brown eyes, and waxy-looking skin.

RCMP says he is “possibly Middle Eastern” and between 40 to 45 years old. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a charcoal grey sweater and black sweat pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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