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Police investigating attempted child abduction in south Vancouver

Last Updated Oct 15, 2020 at 11:50 pm PDT

Summary

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating an attempted child abduction Wednesday in south Vancouver

A 13-year-old girl was walking home alone from school in the afternoon near Kerr Street and Southeast Marine Drive

A man driving a black sedan stopped and told the girl to get into his car

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — The Vancouver Police Department is investigating an attempted child abduction Wednesday in south Vancouver.

A 13-year-old girl was walking home alone from school in the afternoon near Kerr Street and Southeast Marine Drive when she was followed by a man driving a black sedan. He stopped and told the girl to get into his car, but she went to a nearby restaurant and asked for help.

“A young girl was approached, she listened to her gut and knew something wasn’t right,” says Cont. Tania Visintin. “She was able to get to a place of safety before the situation escalated.”

Officers are now looking for the driver.

He is described as Caucasian, with a dark or tanned complexion. He about 25 to 35 years old, standing 5’9′ to 6’0”, with an athletic build. He also had short dark brown hair and dark brown stubble. He was wearing a black short-sleeved T-shirt and Ray-Ban style sunglasses.

According to police, it appeared the man had clear plastic wrap over a tattoo on his neck.

“Investigators are looking to speak to the driver of this black sedan or anyone who may have information about this incident. Furthermore, police are looking for information about any male who may have recently obtained a tattoo on his neck,” adds Visintin.

Police are urging residents in the area to be cautious and call 9-1-1 immediately to report suspicious activity.

Anyone with information or anyone with dash-camera video from the area on Wednesday, between 2:30  and 4:30 p.m., to call investigators at 604-717-0603 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.