VPD identifies suspect in attempted child abduction of 13-year-old girl

Oct 17 2020, 4:15 pm

The Vancouver Police Department has identified a suspect and vehicle connected to an attempted child abduction that occurred on Wednesday.

According to a VPD release, the man driving the vehicle saw the news coverage about the attempted abduction and met and spoke with detectives.

“After a careful review of the information available, investigators have deemed him as not posing a threat to public safety. He was released while investigators continue to gather additional information,” said VPD Cst. Jason Doucette.

Police say the incident took place on October 14, when a 13-year-old girl was approached by the man.

“She was walking home and was near Kerr Street and South East Marine Drive when she was followed by a man driving a black, four-door, Audi A4. The driver allegedly stopped and told the girl to get into his vehicle,” state police.

VPD is asking for witnesses who may have been near Kerr Street and South East Marine Drive on Wednesday between 3 and 4:30 pm to come forward with dashcam footage. Investigators are also looking to hear from anyone near the pier at the south-end of Kerr Street during the same time who may have seen the Audi A4 and its driver.

Anyone with information and dash-cam footage is asked to call detectives at 604-717-0603 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-822-8477.

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