Huron County OPP have issued a plea to the public to find three men in a white cargo van after two of them allegedly got out and chased after an eight-year-old boy on Thursday afternoon in Wingham, Ont.
Police say five children between the ages of seven and 14 were walking down Shuter Street when one of them, an eight-year-old boy, began lagging behind.
Police say a white cargo van pulled up alongside the boy and two passengers jumped out and gave chase to the child.
The child ran away from his pursuers to a safe spot before catching back up with the other children, OPP say.
The van then reportedly went north on Shuter Street before turning onto Charles Street.
The driver of the vehicle was described as a man in his 30s with facial hair and wearing a black hat.
The two passengers were both men. One was wearing a balaclava, black pants and a black shirt while the other had greyish hair and was also dressed in black.
OPP are asking anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.