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Police seek public’s assistance in connection to attempted kidnapping 

For Immediate Release: 16-Nov-2022 @ 6:10 PM
MRU #: 22R107 

Edmonton Police Service investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in connection to the brazen attempted kidnapping of a young woman Tuesday afternoon on 107 Avenue.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Downtown Branch patrol members responded to an attempted kidnapping call near 114 Street and 107 Avenue.

It was reported to police that an 18-year-old female complainant was grabbed from behind by a male suspect after stepping off an ETS bus on 107 Avenue. The male suspect proceeded to drag the young woman down the street, before two witnesses ran to assist her. The bystanders successfully rescued the complainant and took her to a nearby convenience store where police were contacted.

The suspect is described as a non-white male, large build, 6 feet tall, who was wearing a grey/black plaid jacket with black pants at the time of the attack. The suspect and complainant are not known to one another.

Investigators are asking anyone who can identify the male suspect and/or has information regarding his whereabouts to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

 

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