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Police investigate alleged attempted child abduction in northeast
Following an investigation into an alleged abduction outside a Pineridge home on Sunday evening, police have concluded the incident did not occur
Colleen Schmidt, CTV Calgary
Published Monday, May 12, 2014 12:58PM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:31PM MDT
Calgary police are looking into a report of an alleged attempted child abduction in the Pineridge area.
Police were called to a home in the 5700 block of 18 Avenue N.E at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday and say a 10-year-old girl was sitting at the front of her home when she was allegedly approached by a man who tried to grab her arm.
The girl told police that the man stopped his truck in front of the home, walked up to her and attempted to abduct her.
Police say she screamed and the offender fled the area.
“The Calgary Police Service takes these investigations very seriously, obviously we want to make sure we err on the side of caution and that’s why we’re doing this statement today. We will look at everything we can to find out the validity of this particular incident,” said CPS S/Sgt Brad Moore.
The suspect is described as:
- Between 30 and 40 years old
- 165 to 173 cm or 5’5” to 5’8” tall
- About 82 to 91 kg or 180 to 200 pounds
- Tattoo on his left shoulder
- Was wearing a white V-neck T-shirt and blue jeans
The vehicle is described as:
- Black pickup truck
- May have damage to its front passenger side
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637