Nanaimo RCMP seek information on alleged attempted abduction

NANAIMO – A 21-year-old Nanaimo woman is shaken up after alleged abduction attempt.

  • Dec. 23, 2016 4:00 p.m.

A 21-year-old Nanaimo woman is shaken up after an attempted abduction Thursday afternoon.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, the woman reported to police that as she was walking in the area of Lambert Avenue and Harewood Road, the driver of a shiny silver four-door car pulled up next to her and asked for directions.

When she tried to walk away, she told police the rear passenger door opened and another male grabbed her arm and tried to pull her into the vehicle. She pulled away and kicked the male, who let her go.

As she ran home, she looked back to see the vehicle had turned around, headed toward Fifth Street. Although shaken up, she was uninjured.

The victim described the vehicle as having a long front and shiny new rims. The driver is described as Middle Eastern and in his late 20s, while the passenger is also described as Middle Eastern, with dark facial hair and a tattoo on his forearm.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, text 274637 with keyword Nanaimo, or call 1-800-222-8477.

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