A 16-year-old girl was able to escape after being abducted Sunday morning while walking her dog southeast of Landmark, Manitoba.
RCMP say the teen was walking on Ste. Annes Road at around 7:20 a.m. when the driver of a pick-up truck stopped and asked if she needed a ride. When the teen refused, the driver forced her into the vehicle.
The truck slowed down near a dead-end on Road 45 North, allowing the victim to escape. She ran to the nearest house and police were called. She suffered minor injuries during the ordeal.
Police patrolled the area about four kilometres east of Landmark, but couldn’t locate the suspect. He is described as a clean-cut, 18-22-year-old man, approximately 5’8” with a medium build. He has a light brown complexion, short black hair, and a round face.
The vehicle is described as a black four-door older model pick-up truck with a dusty exterior and possibly had been repainted. No licence plate information is available.
“This is an extremely serious situation but we want to reassure the public that we are doing everything we can to track down the suspect,” said Sgt. Paul Manaigre of the Manitoba RCMP.
“We are asking anyone who may have noticed a suspicious vehicle and driver in the area that matches the description provided to immediately contact police.”
Anyone with information should call the St-Pierre-Jolys RCMP at (204) 433-7433, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.