UPDATED: Police investigate another abduction attempt in Abbotsford

Sep 20 2016, 7:08 am

Updated (September 22, 10 am): Abbotsford Police have released a statement saying that the female complainant in this case has now provided information that the incident did not occur as she originally described. She deeply regrets any undue alarm she caused the police or public. The APD investigation into the incident is now concluded

Police in Abbotsford are investigating another attempted abduction over the weekend.

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The attempted abduction took place on Sunday, September 18 at 10 pm according to a release from Abbotsford Police.

A 33-year-old woman was walking in the area of Marshall and McCallum Roads when a man in a blue van asked her if she wanted a ride. The woman declined and continued walking. The man in the blue van drove by her a second time and again offered her a ride, which she again declined.

Then in the area of Cherry Street and Marshall Road, the woman felt a hand grab her upper arm. She was able to break free from the grasp of the suspect and run toward a nearby
residence to safety.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven, Caucasian male in his early 20s with
shoulder-length, wavy brown hair. He had a slim build and was wearing a dark-coloured
baseball cap.

The suspect vehicle is described a dark-blue mini-van with rounded corners similar to a
Pontiac Montana.

Anyone with information about this incident, suspect or the suspect vehicle should
contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text 222973
(abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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