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Attempted child abduction

A man has tried to abduct a three-year-old child in Malakwa, near Sicamous.

RCMP were called to a rural residence on the 4000 block of Malakwa Road Thursday morning after the mother of the child spotted a male trying to lure the youngster into a vehicle using a small dog or a puppy.

Police do not say if the child was a girl or a boy.

“The mother heard yelling and when she looked, she observed a male standing approximately 10 feet from the child, with what appeared to be a small dog or puppy,” said Cpl. Janelle Shoihet, RCMP spokesperson. “The mother called the child to her, while the male scooped up the dog, boarded a late model Lincoln sedan and departed.”

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male between 40-45 years of age with short, thinning blond hair and of average height and build.

The vehicle is described as a four-door, late model black Lincoln, similar to a MKZ, bearing a B.C. licence plate.

The small dog with the suspect was tan and white in colour.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who saw the event, is asked to contact the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878 and cite file 2017-869.



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