A young Vancouver woman fought for her life yesterday evening when she was assaulted and nearly abducted after a man tried to drag her into a van.
According to Vancouver Police, the incident occurred just after 8 p.m. when the 22-year-old female was walking along Prince Albert Street near East 10th Avenue.
She was approached and grabbed from behind by a stranger, who wrapped his arms around the woman and dragged her into a dark green, older model van. During the struggle, the man also hit her in the head and face with an unknown object.
However, the woman overcame the man’s intent to abduct her, struggled free, fled the van and ran to a nearby residence where 9-1-1 was called.
Police officers arrived promptly and conducted a search of the area, but were not able to locate the vehicle or the alleged attacker. The victim was treated in hospital for minor physical injuries and has suffered significant emotional distress as a result of the incident.
The male suspect was described as Caucasian, in his 30s, 6 feet tall, wearing a dark hoodie and gloves.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit at (604) 717-0600 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.
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