Treaty Three Police Service is warning the public to be on alert after an attempted child abduction on the First Nation Community of North West Angle #37.
On August 23, 2016 a 9 year old male from North West Angle #37 was approached near his residence by an adult male in a white or light grey SUV. The adult male was sitting in the vehicle when he approached the boy and said, “Get in!” The boy said, “No.” The adult male got out of the car and got closer to the boy, opened the rear door and said louder, “Get in!” The boy, again, said “No!” At that point the adult male attempted to grab the boy’s arm, while stepping on his foot and said louder, “Get in!” The boy was able to run away and returned home.
The boy and two other witnesses described the suspect vehicle as being a white / light gray or gold sport utility vehicle (maybe a FORD) with tinted windows, possibly bearing a Manitoba or US license plate. The male suspect is described as being Caucasian in appearance, approximately 30-40 years of age, slim build, with a round face, short reddish hair and a beard, wearing glasses and/or sunglasses, a red and black ball cap, brown jacket or sweater and black pants.
Witnesses have also said that the same male has been seen in the area, driving other vehicles as well. One vehicle was described as being a Ford Fairmont type of vehicle, gray in colour, with a ball on the antenna with a smiley face on it. This vehicle was also observed to have silver bumpers on the front and back of the vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Treaty Three Police Service at 1-(888)310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).