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.”
#VPDnews: #VPD investigators have identified the suspect and vehicle in last Wednesday’s attempted child abduction in South Vancouver, and are asking for additional dash-cam footage from the area at the time of the incident. https://t.co/8lzYdtErIo pic.twitter.com/Im52EK7ni1
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) October 17, 2020
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.