Toronto police are appealing to the public for information regarding an attempted kidnapping that occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the city’s east end.

According to police, a woman was walking near the intersection of Jones and Baird Avenues at 12:30 p.m. ET when she was approached by several men in a vehicle.

One of the men attempted to talk with the woman, but when she refused and continued walking, a passenger grabbed her arm and tried to force her into the vehicle.

The woman managed to break free and called police.

The driver of the vehicle was described as a black male, 20 to 23-years-old, with braided hair. 

The passenger of the vehicle was described as male, white, 20 to 23-years-old, wearing a black winter hat and grey track suit. 

Any member of the public with potential information is asked to contact police at 416-808-550, Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS or online at People can also text TOR and a message to 274637 or leave information on Facebook.