Police issue warning of man perpetrating gravel scam

The homeowner paid the male $150 and he told them he just had to go get his truck

The Campbell River RCMP are warning the public about a reported scam involving a truck load of gravel.

On Wednesday Nov. 26 a resident in the 100 block of McPhedran Road called police to report a fraud. A man identifying himself as “John” attended this person’s residence and inquired if they wished to purchase a load of crushed rock for their driveway.

The homeowner paid the male $150 and he told them he just had to go get his truck and got a ride with homeowner to the area of Petersen Road and Willis Road.

That was the last time the homeowner saw “John.” He never returned with a load of gravel as planned.

The immediate neighbours were canvassed, but no one saw this man and the homeowner does not know this man and did not get contact information.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 65 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, hefty build, short greying hair and scruffy facial hair wearing casual clothes.

If you have any information about this offence please call the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.