Calgary

Police release CCTV images of vehicle involved in attempted child abduction

Calgary police are seeking assistance from the public after a 13-year-old was confronted by a man who allegedly attempted to force her into a van.

Driver allegedly attempted to force 13-year-old teen into a white Honda Odyssey

Police are seeking information on an alleged child abduction that took place in northeast Calgary on Friday. The vehicle is believed to be a white, 2005 to 2010 Honda Odyssey. (Calgary Police Service)

Calgary police have released pictures of the vehicle involved in an attempted child abduction, after a 13-year-old was confronted by a man who allegedly tried to force her into a van Friday.

According to a release, the teen was walking home from a school bus stop northbound along Saddlebrook Drive N.E. at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Friday when she was approached by a vehicle.

Investigators said Saturday that CCTV images show what is believed to be a white Honda Odyssey from the model years 2005 to 2010.

Police said the driver asked the girl for directions, allegedly with his pants and underwear around his ankles so as to expose himself.

The girl began to leave, police said, declining to speak with the man. Police said the man then proceeded to pull his pants up and exit the van, approaching her from behind, before opening the van's sliding door and trying to shove the teen in.

Police said the girl kicked the man and ran. The man followed her in the van until she arrived at home.

Police described the man as being mid- to late-30s with a heavy build. He was wearing a green long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and a blue toque, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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