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Victoria police are investigating an attempted luring reported near downtown Victoria on Monday.

It happened at around 3:40 p.m. near the intersection of Fernwood Road and Pandora Ave.

The boy was walking home when a man attempted to coerce the boy into his vehicle.

Police said the man drove up in his vehicle and was aggressively telling the child to get in his vehicle, offering him a ride home. The boy declined and ran away before reporting it to a trusted adult.

The vehicle was last seen travelling westbound on Pandora Ave.

Police describe the suspect as being a heavy set white male between 30 and 50 years old, with short blonde or grey hair.

He had a stubble goatee, a dark tattoo on his left arm and was wearing a white t-shirt.

The vehicle is described as a dirty dark blue, older Ford F 150 with a canopy. The vehicle may have had front end damage with a possible crack on a plastic bumper.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call VicPD at 250-995-7654 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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