North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are investigating a robbery in the 200-block of Evans Street.
A man approached two people in a parked car, threatened them with a weapon, and demanded drugs or money.
The driver reversed the vehicle and the would-be robber fled to a dark-coloured pick-up truck, and the licence plate started with MR.
The vehicle is described as a Dodge Ram with a lift kit and chrome on the back.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 30-years-old, standing 5’10 with a slim build.
He was wearing a black hoodie pulled over his head and a white facial covering that had red on the mouth with dark pants and jeans.
If you have any information about this incident, call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.