West Shore RCMP are trying to track down a man they say approached a young boy on his way to school Wednesday morning.

The boy was at the corner of Painter Road and Cotlow Road in Colwood when the man pulled up to him in a car.

The man made comments to the boy that frightened him enough to run to his school and alert school staff, who contacted police.

Investigators say they'd like to speak to the driver of the car, described as a white man in his early 20s with long corn rows or dreadlocks with multi-coloured elastics, possible facial piercings, a dark grey shirt, leather jacket and orange pants.

The car is described as a grey or black two-door car that has been lowered, with possible decals and silver rims.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.