RCMP on the hunt for suspects in Peachland abduction attempt

FILE - Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Joe Duncan.

PEACHLAND – The search is on for a pair of suspects wanted in connection with a possible attempted abduction of a teenaged girl in Peachland Saturday night.

RCMP were called to the tunnel between Beach Avenue and Princeton Avenue near Okanagan Lake around 7:45 pm., Aug. 8.

Cpl. Joe Duncan says two men walked up to the teen and while one grabbed her wrist, the other tried to push her into the tunnel.

“Suddenly an unidentified woman entered the tunnel and interrupted the incident,” Duncan says in a media release. “The two men let go and fled the out of the tunnel toward Beach Avenue.”

The teenager and the woman saw the suspects take off in a black sedan at high speed southbound on Highway 97.

The teenager wasn’t hurt, Duncan says.

The first suspect is a Caucasian man between 30 and 40 years old. He is about 5’11” tall with a skinny build. He was wearing a black hoodie with a zipper and white drawstrings, light-coloured blue jeans and black skater shoes.

The second suspect is also a Caucasian man between 30 to 40 years old. He was wearing a red or burgundy hoodie with his hood up.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the men or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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