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Suspect arrested after second Stanley Park abduction attempt

Last Updated Sep 8, 2015 at 6:23 am PDT

Suspect in Stanley Park attempted abductions (Courtesy VPD)

Second abduction attempt in Stanley Park in less than a week

Police arrested the man on Alberni Street with the help of a Good Samaritan

Same man believed responsible for two recent attempted abductions

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Some relief for parents in the city:┬áVancouver Police have arrested a man in connection with the attempted abductions of two young girls.

Sgt. Randy Fincham says in a release that a two-year-old girl was grabbed by a man in Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon area around 2 p.m. Monday.┬áThe girl’s father confronted the man, who let go of the girl and ran off.

Park rangers and the police searched for the suspect and he was arrested on Alberni Street.

The 28-year-old man of no fixed address is believed to also be responsible for the attempted abduction of an eight-year-old girl on the sea wall north of Denman Street on Friday.

The man is in police custody pending further investigation.