UPDATE: Port Moody police have found the report of an abduction on November 17 is unfounded.
A 14-year-old girl was picked up by a mysterious white van and abducted in Port Moody on Tuesday, but she was later released unharmed.
Port Moody Police report the young girl was taken around 3:30 p.m. on November 17 while walking alone in the 1300-block of David Avenue. She was then allegedly grabbed and pulled into a white Mercedes Sprinter van where she was kept for one and a half hours as the van’s other occupiers drove around.
She was let go unharmed, without any of her property stolen, in the 3000-block of Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam. The suspects were not known to the victim.
A description of the suspects from Port Moody Police:
Suspect #1 – Abductor: Caucasian male between 25 and 30 years of age with possibly olive skin, 6’4″ tall, weighing over 200 pounds, with long brown hair and a muscular athletic build, wearing a white sweatshirt with a red maple leaf on the left arm, black pants and black shoes.
Suspect #2 – Abductor: Caucasian male between 25 and 30 years of age with possibly olive skin, 5’7″ to 5’8″ tall, weighing over 200 pounds, short light brown hair and a muscular athletic build (possibly a bodybuilder), short dirty blonde beard and a black mark on the right side of his neck (possibly a tattoo), wearing black pants and a greyish/white sweatshirt.
Suspect #3 – Driver: Unknown ethnicity male, wearing a blue Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap.
Police across Port Moody have been made aware of the incident and are focused on protecting the many students in the area and police presence at schools has been increased.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Port Moody Police Department at 604-461-3456 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.