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VPD warn public after attempted abduction of teenage girl

09/01/2013 08:34 EDT | Updated 11/01/2013 05:12 EDT
Vancouver Police are warning the public following the attempted abduction of a 16-year-old girl near the corner of Cambie Street and 14th Avenue Saturday evening.

The girl was approached by a man in a newer model bright blue hatchback who followed her for several blocks and made multiple attempts to lure her into the vehicle.

After the girl’s continued refusal, the man exited the vehicle and grabbed her wrist, insisting she get into his car.

The girl managed to call her mother from a business just off Main Street, who then called police. She was shaken, but physically unhurt from the encounter.

The Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit is currently investigating the incident after a search of the area failed to locate the suspect or his vehicle.

The suspect is described as a white male, 25-35-years-old, 5'7" tall and about 160-170 pounds. He was wearing a black button up shirt with blue jeans on the evening of the incident.

There is no indication that the attack is linked with any other sexual assaults.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the VPD Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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