Nanaimo Mounties looking for would-be abductors

Nanaimo RCMP turns to public to help solve abduction attempt.

Nanaimo Mounties have turned to the public to help find suspects and a car used in an attempted abduction of two teenage girls on the weekend.

The girls were walking near Fairview Elementary School at Second Street and Howard Avenue Sunday between 3:30 and 5 a.m. when they noticed a car with two men in it pass them several times.

After the second or third pass, the men jumped out of the car, grabbed the girls and tried to force them into the vehicle.

When the girls put up a fight, the suspects gave up, got back in the car and drove off in a westerly direction.

The girls received injuries, but did not require hospitalization.

The car is described as a small, older model, red or burgundy four-door.

The driver is described as Caucasian in his late teens to mid 30s, 5’11”, with shoulder-length, dark brown hair, dark beard stubble, a big nose and medium build. He was wearing jeans and a blue and red plaid shirt, with a black hoodie underneath.

His passenger was also Caucasian, in his early 20s to early 30s, 5’7″ to 5’10”, with a long face and medium build. He was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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