Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate attempted child abduction

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On July 26 at 7:26 p.m., Wetaskiwin RCMP received a report of a possible attempted child abduction.

Investigators were advised that seven-year-old and 15-year-old youths were walking on a side street in Pigeon Lake when they were approached by a woman who exited her vehicle and started to speak to them.

After a short conversation, the woman grabbed the seven-year-old. The child was able to break free and both youths ran away.

After continued investigation, police have been able to obtain a photo of a potential suspect vehicle as well as a composite sketch of the female suspect who is described as:

· fair complexion

· 40’s-50’s in age

· 180-190 lbs

· approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall

· long to mid-shoulder length grey hair

· very vibrant blue eyes

· small hairs around the mouth and chin

· wearing a long black coat.

RCMP are providing a photo of a vehicle seen in the area at the time of the offence that is believed to be driven by the suspect.

The vehicle depicted is described as a 2015-2018 Blue Ford Edge.

If you have any information about this offence or those responsible you are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1‐800‐222‐8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).