The Comox Valley RCMP is investigating a report of an 11-year-old boy being followed on Hornby Island.

It happened just after 2:30pm on Tuesday when the boy left the Outdoor Education Centre and was walking toward St. John Point.

That’s when he noticed a red or brown truck that appeared to be following him. 

He started walking on a path away from the roadway.

That’s when the driver parked, got out of the truck and started walking along the same path as the boy for about 100 yards until the boy started running.

The man was described as Caucasian, between 35 and 40 years old with stubble on his face and wearing baggy clothing. 

The truck appeared to be a 1980s or early ’90s Toyota pickup truck with rust along the wheel wells.

The Comox Valley RCMP is asking residents to report any suspicious activities immediately to the police. 

Anyone with information should contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and refer to file 2021-2439. 

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.