Woman escapes attempted abduction in Richmond during foggy morning

Dec 19 2017, 9:30 am

Richmond RCMP is investigating an early morning attempted abduction. At approximately 6:45 this morning the 59-year old female victim was walking eastbound in the 5600 block of Blundell road towards No. 2 road when she was grabbed from behind by someone believed to be male.

The victim managed to escape after a struggle with the suspect.

The suspect fled westbound on Blundell and then southbound on Clifton road. The suspect may be male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall with a slim build and wearing black clothing.
The suspect may have an injury to his hand or fingers as a result of the struggle with the victim.

Corporal Stephanie Ashton of the Richmond RCMP says the fog and poor weather conditions may have helped the suspect escape as it was difficult to see. It is best anytime you are walking in poor weather conditions to stick to well lit streets and whenever possible travel with another person.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area and may have seen the suspect fleeing to contact Richmond RCMP by email at richmond_tips[at]rcmp-grc.gc.ca or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Source: RCMP | Image: Stalking woman via Shutterstock

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