Minor girls ‘inappropriately touched’ near Victoria: RCMP

Written by Javed Iqbal

Mounties says they have identified a man they say “inappropriately touched” two underage girls at a restaurant in central Saanich, BC

In a statement Wednesday night, police said the incident happened in the 2400 block of Mt. Newton Cross Rd on June 13th.

The RCMP said the man briefly spoke to two girls in the restaurant that afternoon before touching them.

The man then took off in a gray Dodge Ram pickup with damage to the chrome-plated driving boards on the right side.

Thursday morning, the RCMP said the man had been identified thanks to information from the public.

Mounties says the investigation is ongoing and that investigators believe the incident is isolated with “no further danger to the public.”

“I can only assume that it would be traumatic for someone to have this type of interaction with someone you do not know,” Cpl said. Andres Sanchez with the Sidney / North Saanich RCMP department.

“No one deserves to be touched inappropriately,” he said. “We want the public to know that when these events take place, the police take them very seriously.”

Anyone with information about the incident or potential incidents involving the same man, please contact Sidney / North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931.

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