The Enfield RCMP are searching for a suspicious man following an incident involving a 12-year-old boy in Kennetcook.
The boy told police he was waiting for his school bus along Hwy 354 the morning of Nov. 9 and a man appearing to be in his 50s or 60s offered to give him a ride to school.
A press release issued by Sgt. Craig Burnett says the man “persisted to offer even after the boy told him he didn’t need a ride,” but eventually drove off in a rusty, beige pick-up truck.
The suspect has been described as a white man with greyish-white hair. He was wearing glasses and a tank top when he approached the boy.
Burnett says this is a rare occurrence, but one that is cause for concern.
“We only have the one report but we take this seriously,” he said. “If it’s something that’s happening, we need to put a stop to it and find out who’s doing it.”
Burnett urges parents to remind their children to “be smart,” avoid going anywhere with strangers and immediately report suspicious incidents to a trustworthy adult.
Anyone with information regarding the Nov. 9 incident is asked to contact any police service in Nova Scotia or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit information via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.