Saturday, April 15, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Attempt Abduction: C17-75187   

On April 14, 2017, at approximately 3:25 p.m., Winnipeg Police general patrol responded to a report of an attempted abduction of a child had occurred a few minutes earlier.

The 11-year-old male victim was walking in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Parr Street when he was confronted by an adult male. The suspect grabbed the victim and attempted to drag him away. The victim fought against the male and was able to break away and flee, however, he was chased by the suspect for some distance. The victim was able to evade the suspect and ultimately get safely to his residence.  The victim was not physically harmed.

Police conducted an extensive search of the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as:
 - male in his 40's
 - balding, medium build
 - reading glasses, grey coloured shirt
 - grey and orange coloured jacket (grey from the chest down with orange on the shoulders)
- blue jeans, and white/grey coloured shoes         

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477). 

 

For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs


Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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