Police looking for senior who may have broken up attempted abduction in Peachland
By John McDonald
The pedestrian tunnel under Highway 97 where the incident occurred.
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August 12, 2015 - 5:11 PM
PEACHLAND - Police are looking to speak to an older woman who they say broke up an odd occurrence in Peachland Saturday.
RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Joe Duncan said earlier this week police were called to a report of two men who tried to grab a 15-year-old girl and push her into the pedestrian tunnel connecting Beach Avenue and Princeton Avenue. Police it was broken up when a woman appeared in the tunnel. The two men fled toward Beach Avenue while the girl and the woman exited the tunnel on the Princeton side.
The two men were then seen speeding off southbound down Highway 97 in a black sedan with Alberta license plates, Duncan says. The girl was uninjured in the incident which happened while it was still light out.
But the woman who witnessed and broke up the incident never called police and hasn't come forward.
Duncan said she was described as possibly in her early 70s with white hair.
“She said she could not stick around and had to catch a bus. We hope she reads this somewhere and contacts us,” he said.
Duncan says there is no connection between the girl and the men in the tunnel, both described as Caucasian, between 30 and 40 years old. The first man was aproximately 5’11” with a skinny build wearing a black hoodie, light blue jeans and black skater shoes. His partner also wore a red or burgundy coloured hoodie.
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