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Vancouver police say suspect in attempted child abduction has come forward

Last Updated Oct 17, 2020 at 4:20 pm PDT

Summary

On Wednesday afternoon, a girl was "approached by a man" near Kerr Street and South East Marine Drive

A suspect and a vehicle have been identified, but no charges have been recommended

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Vancouver police say a suspect and a vehicle have been identified in connection with an attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl in South Vancouver earlier this week. 

On Wednesday afternoon, a girl was “approached by a man” near Kerr Street and South East Marine Drive, according to the VPD.

“The driver allegedly stopped and told the girl to get into his vehicle,” notes a release from police.

No charges have been recommended.

“The man driving the vehicle saw the news coverage about the attempted abduction and met and spoke with our detectives,” says Cst. Jason Doucette.

“After a careful review of the information available, investigators have deemed him as not posing a threat to public safety. He was released while investigators continue to gather additional information.”

Investigators are appealing for dashcam footage and witnesses.

Anyone who was in the area between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m.is being asked to contact police at (604)717-0603.