Man forced into SUV

Update – Feb. 23

Police in West Vancouver have confirmed that a possible abduction that took place in broad daylight Saturday was a prank.

Reports came in at around 3:30 p.m. that two males appeared to force a young man into an older-looking white SUV in the 100-block of Bonnymuir Drive.

Witnesses say the vehicle then drove away quickly before anyone managed to take down the license plate information.

In a statement released early Monday morning, police said the individuals involved came forward on Sunday evening to explain the circumstances. No one was hurt in the incident and no criminal acts committed.

Police are warning citizens to avoid acts such as this as it takes up both resources and time.

"Such actions result in use of valuable police investigative time and resources until safety of all parties can be confirmed," read a press release issued by the department.

Original story – Feb. 22

West Vancouver Police are asking for the public's help after a man was apparently forced into an SUV on Saturday afternoon.

Police received reports at around 3:30 p.m. of two men appearing to force a young man into a vehicle in the 100-block of Bonnymuir Drive.

Police say the older-looking large white SUV drove away quickly, before a license plate could be obtained.

Officers responded immediately but the vehicle was not found, and information about the incident was forwarded to police agencies across the Lower Mainland.

West Vancouver Police are asking anyone with information to contact them, as they haven't received any reports expressing concern for anyone's well-being.

Police say officers have considered that the incident may have been a prank, but it's being fully investigated as a legitimate occurrence until proved otherwise.


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