Prince Rupert RCMP Investigate Attempted Child Abduction Report
A frightening incident near the McClymont Park Trail in Prince Rupert yesterday morning has the RCMP warning parents to keep a close watch on their children.
A 12-year-old girl was reportedly grabbed by two men as she walked to school yesterday between 8:30 and 9am, in the 300 block of Sherbrooke Avenue near the trail access.
Police say the attempted abduction was disrupted by a woman walking her dog on the trail.
The two men then took off running.
They're described as darker-skinned men in their mid-teens to early 20's -- they were about six feet tall, and were wearing black sweat pants and shoes.
Neither had facial hair.
If you can help police track them down, contact Prince Rupert RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Police are also hoping to speak to the woman who interrupted the attack.
The RCMP's Police Dog Section from Terrace helped to search for clues on the trail.
=== RCMP NEWS RELEASE BELOW ===
2019-04-04 21:07 PDT
File # 2019-2247
A 12 year old girl was grabbed by 2 men while she was walking to school near McClymont Park Trail in Prince Rupert, BC.
On April 4, 2019 between the hours of 8:30AM and 9:00AM a 12 year old girl was walking to school in the 300 block of Sherbrooke Ave where a trail leads to McClymont. Between Sherbrooke Ave and the trail leading to McClymont she was grabbed by 2 men who tried to pull her off of the trail.
A woman who was walking a dog in the trail disrupted the attack, and the 2 men took off running. The suspects were described as:
- Approximately 6 feet tall;
- Wearing black sweat pants and shoes;
- Darker skinned;
- No facial hair
- Both suspected of being in their mid teens to early 20's.
The Prince Rupert RCMP are investigating this crime, and have used the assistance of the Terrace Police Dog Service who assisted in collecting some evidence that was located on the trail. Police continue to work with the family to attempt to identify possible suspects.
The Prince Rupert RCMP are interested in speaking with the woman who interrupted the attack to come forward to provide information with respect to this incident. If you or someone you know has information with respect to this crime please contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or phone Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Cpl. Devon James Gerrits
Prince Rupert RCMP
100 6th Ave W, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3Z3