NEWS
09/18/2016 13:00 EDT | Updated 09/19/2017 01:12 EDT

Attempted teen abduction in Abbotsford B.C., police say

Abbotsford Police are warning that a man tried to force a 16-year-old into his van, first trying to lure her with promises of liquor and a ride to work.

In a press release police said the teen was waiting at a bus stop on Old Yale Road near Mitchell Street when the man drove past several times on Saturday night around 5 p.m. PT.

The man parked the van and walked over to the teen, then tried to convince her to take a ride with him.

"He attempted to try to entice her with offers of liquor and a ride to work. When the girl refused, the suspect grabbed her by the arm and attempted to pull her in the direction of his parked vehicle," said police.

The young woman resisted and a man passing got involved, yelling at the suspect who then fled.

The man who helped then sat with the teen until her bus arrived, police said.

The van driver is described as a white male in his 20's with medium-length brown hair and a moustache.

He was about 5'5" tall, medium build with a teardrop tattoo under his eye.

He wore a black baseball cap, black shirt, baggy pants and work boots.

He drove a dark red or burgundy van similar to a Ford Winstar or Dodge Caravan from about about the year 2000.