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Attempted abduction near Stanley Park

Last Updated Sep 4, 2015 at 5:33 pm PDT

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) Sex-crimes investigators from the Vancouver police are searching for a suspect after a man tried to grab a young girl in Stanley Park.

Police say in a news release that the eight-year-old girl was approached and grabbed by a man in the city’s West End on Friday morning.

The girl’s parents confronted the man who ran toward the Lost Lagoon area.

Police say officers continue to search the area, and sex-crimes investigators are speaking with witnesses, working on a sketch of the man and looking for video.

The suspect is described as white, with a slim build, scruffy and wearing green clothing.

Police say the girl was shaken by the incident but not physically hurt.